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contents Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.
26 SHOP SMART Keep Dollars Working
in Local Communities by Linda Sechrist
30 ECONOMICS OF
HAPPINESS: THE NEW ECONOMY
Changing the Rules to Benefit America’s People by John de Graaf and Linda Sechrist
34 BUILDING A STRONG LOCAL ECONOMY IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY
by Linda Secrist
38 SHARING OUR WORLD Simply Sharing Can Solve Big Challenges
by Neal Gorenflo and Jeremy Adam Smith
Trust Your Gut by Claire O’Neill
The Scoop on Safe to-Eat Flours byClaire O’Neil
50 OUR WORST
FITNESS HABITS Six Roadblocks to Sidestep by Tosca Reno
20 globalbriefs 23 ecotip 24 inspiration 26 greenliving
44 consciouseating 48 healthykids 52 calendarofevents
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he Indiemade Craft Market’s annual winter craft show will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on December 3 at the Fearless Fire Company in Allentown. This funky holiday extravaganza will feature over 40 juried crafters as well as music, a D.I.Y. demonstration area, cocktails and more. The fourth annual show creates an unusual shopping experience and presents unique, nextgeneration, handmade items. Visitors will find unconventional, hard-to-find arts and crafts and will support the environment by purchasing one-of-a-kind, sustainable products from local and regional artists. Crafts include a vegan line of bath and body products, apparel, up-cycled handbags, jewelry, fine art, homegoods and more. New this year, Indiemade Craft Market will present a pre-show Craft Night on November 10 at Hive4 Hackerspace,” 905 Harrison Street in Allentown. This fun evening of creativity will blend Indiemade Craft Market artists and friends with crafters. The free evening includes instruction in gift tags, holiday cards, “pocket” and collage books to name a few. Admission to the show is $3, children under 12 free. The first 50 adult attendees receive a reusable SWAG bag containing crafty items from vendors. The Indiemade Craft Market will be held at the Starlight Ballroom, Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front Street in Allentown. For more information, visit IndiemadeCraftMarket.com.
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ptions Hypnosis has opened in the Main Street Commons at 561 Main Street in downtown Bethlehem. Certified hypnotherapists Jo Ann Schaffer and Steve Winget have teamed up to create solutions for clients to address such issues as weight management, smoking cessation, stress, fears, pain, depression, and more. “Change can be tough, but within your unconscious mind are memories rich in warmth, happiness, or accomplishment,” explains Schaffer. “Harnessing these feelings through hypnosis helps tap into sensations that fill you with strength, energy, and hope. It can be a real game changer. You have suddenly turned your mind in a more empowering direction. With our programs, you are firmly in the driver’s seat. Our role on your journey toward change will be to act as a navigator, enabling you to stay on course until you reach your destination. The changes you desire are uniquely your own.” Winget has another powerful tool for triggering the inner healing processes— one’s sense of smell. As a certified aromatherapist, he knows the effectiveness of essential oils and says whenever a positive memory can be recalled with the aid of a particular oil, it becomes your tool for life. “When you are trying to stay on track, sometimes something as simple as inhaling a special scent along with hypnosis is enough to get you over the immediate hurdle.” For a free introductory session, contact Jo Ann Schaffer at 484-893-0096 or Steve Winget at 484-767-2249. See ad on page 43.
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eather Terrible of West Bethlehem will be offering three opportunities to experience Shiatsu bodywork in upcoming weeks. On Saturday, November 5 and December 3 she is offering reduced rate appointments at the International School of Shiatsu clinic in Doylestown from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. On Friday, December 2 she will give free 15-minute shiatsu chair sessions at Cleo’s Jewelers during the Southside Bethlehem’s First Friday festivities. In Japan Shiatsu means “finger pressure.” The unique bodywork style uses Traditional Chinese Medicine theories of meridians and pressure points to address muscle, joint and ligament pain and restore energy flow throughout the body. The treatments are done fully clothed and focus on correcting the imbalances of the body, and maintaining and promoting health. “At times people may be intimidated to make an appointment for a therapy for which they are not accustomed,” states Terrible. “The benefits of this therapy are hard to describe in words but it has helped so many people deal with pain and restore flexibility. I like to go out into the community and let people try it without a big commitment. Once they try it, it becomes something they want to receive over and over again.” The International School of Shiatsu is located at 10 South Clinton Street in Doylestown. Cleo’s Jewelers is located at 21 East 3rd Street in South Bethlehem. For more information or to schedule a Shiatsu appointment in West Bethlehem, call 484-6262920. See ad, page 25.
Interactive Metronome® Synchronizes Brain Function
he Tompkins Institute of Chiropractic in Bethlehem is now offering a functional, drug-free and non-invasive brain integration training treatment using Interactive Metronome® (IM) therapy. Clinical studies have shown improvements in children and adults diagnosed with strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, balance disorders, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and developmental disorders such as ADD/ADHD. The IM program provides a structured, goal-oriented process that challenges the patient to synchronize a range of hand and foot exercises to a precise computer-generated reference tone heard through headphones. The patient attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions. A patented auditory-visual guidance system provides immediate feedback measured in milliseconds, and a score is provided. The therapy helps all ages increase physical endurance and stamina, filter out internal and external distractions, improve their ability to monitor mental and physical actions as they are occurring and progressively improves coordinated performance. “After using the IM therapy, patients report increased focus and attention for longer periods of time,” states Dr. Jonathon Tompkins. “We are seeing greater functional gains in a shorter period of time as compared to other brain training therapies. I’m very excited because so many neurological conditions can be improved using this state-ofthe-art technology.” The Tompkins Institute of Chiropractic is located at 2591 Baglyos Circle, Suite C-44 in Bethlehem. For more information call at 484821-0818 or visit InteractiveMetronome.com.
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win Ponds Yoga at the Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center in Breinigsville is now offering a one-time promotion of $149 for three months of unlimited yoga classes. With 14 classes per week and growing in the yoga styles of Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Kripalu, the membership package offers members flexibility and an affordable option to practice every day with highly-trained and experienced instructors in a beautiful, peaceful and empowering atmosphere. “It has always been our intent to be a place for individuals to nourish their minds, bodies and spirits so they can live their best possible life,” states Founder Carolyn Reese. “We offer education and support to create well-being which is the most precious gift any individual can give themselves. Our practitioners apply an integrative approach of working together to address your unique concerns. Our unlimited yoga programs give everyone the opportunity and flexibility to mindfully maintain themselves in a very affordable way.” Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center is located at 628 Twin Ponds Road in Breinigsville. Call 610-395-3355 for more information. See ad on page 13.
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ecent research underscores what common sense tells us, that moods, emotions and feelings influence the quality of people’s decisions. A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research confirms that when shoppers are in a positive mood, they make quicker and more consistent judgments than unhappy consumers. The study’s authors manipulated participants’ moods by showing them pictures of likable objects (puppies) or unpleasant images (diseased feet) or asking them to recall pleasant or unpleasant events from the past. Next, the participants viewed individual pictures of a common object they might consider buying. Finally, they chose from a random list of evaluative adjectives, both positive and negative. Individuals in a positive state of mind not only responded more quickly to the adjectives, they also responded more consistently. For example, if they reported liking an object, they were less likely to respond later that they disliked it. “These results have implications for how we navigate our world,” the researchers reported. “The decisions we make about liking or disliking objects around us are fundamental to which things we approach and which things we avoid.” The bottom line for retailers: Being aware of and avoiding factors that can induce negative moods—such as abrasive salespeople and unwelcoming shopping environments—can help ring up more sales.
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ovember is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a reminder that by taking the necessary steps, many Americans can prevent incurring the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 79 million of us have prediabetes and may develop diabetes later in life. New research suggests that inactivity, along with an overly refined diet, impairs the body’s control of blood sugar levels and may play a key role in the development of Type 2 diabetes. “We now have evidence that physical activity is an important part of the daily maintenance of glucose levels,” advises John Thyfault, Ph.D.,permission an assistant professor at the University of of Natural Awakenings and may not be reproduced in any other publication without Missouri-Columbia, whose new study monitored the activity leve review the proof carefully. Natural Awakenings is not responsible for any error not marked. This els and diets of healthy and moderately active young adults. He s it appears if the proof is not returned to us. If there are any questions about this proof please concluded that, “Even in the short term, reducing daily activity and ceasing regular exercise causes acute changes in the body associated withwithout diabetes, which can occur before weight gain rty of Natural Awakenings and may not be reproduced in any other publication permission e: Date: /development /08 andfor theany of obesity.” ase review the proof carefully. Natural Awakenings is not responsible error not marked. This CURRENTLY ACCEPTING The CDC that 25 percent of Americans have inacd as it appears if the proof is not returnedNEW to us.PATIENTS If there are any questions aboutreports this proof please tive lifestyles, taking fewer than 5,000 steps a day, instead of a recommended 10,000 steps. Seventy-five percent do not meet + 817(5'21 , 17(*5$7,9( 3 +<6,&,$16 the weekly exercise recommendations of 150 minutes of moder$FRPPRQVHQVHDSSURDFKWR\RXUKHDOWKFDUH ure: Date: /08 with a muscle-strengthening activity twice ate activity,/ combined a week. Scott P R Berk, MD, ABIHM Medical Director While regular exercise is crucial in preventing the disease, so is diet. Research led by scientist Patrice Carter, at the University 33B Rupell Road • Hampton, NJ 08827 • Union Township of Leicester, in England, has found that cutting down on high-fat, Phone: 908.238.0077 • Fax: 908.238.0057 high-sugar foods and refined grains while eating more green leafy Email: firstname.lastname@example.org vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of developing Type 2 COUNSELING FOR THE FOLLOWING: diabetes. Her study, published online in the British Medical Journal, states that an extra serving of green leafy vegetables a day can • Allergies • Asthma • Autoimmune Disorders • Bone Loss reduce the risk of diabetes by 14 percent. • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • Chronic Pain • Depression/Anxiety • Fibromyalgia • Heart Disease • Heavy Metal Toxicity • Hepatitis • High Blood Pressure • Hormone Imbalance • Hyperglycemic Conditions • Intestinal Disorders • Joint Pain • Memory Loss • Menopausal Changes • Tick-Borne Diseases • Yeast Overgrowth
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ho doesn’t relish a slice of pecan pie for Thanksgiving dessert? New research from Loma Linda University (LLU) demonstrates that naturally occurring antioxidants in pecans may help contribute to heart health and disease prevention. Earlier LLU research showed that a pecan-enriched diet lowered levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) by 16.5 percent. Both studies were published in the Journal of Nutrition.
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World’s Coral in Dire Peril The world’s coral reefs are dying. It doesn’t take a trained eye to see the draining of color that results when the corals, stressed by heat due to global warming, expel the algae they rely upon for food that also provides their signature hues. It’s a death knell as well for reef fish. Reefs have always grappled with destructive fishing practices, sediment and nutrient runoff, coral mining, tourism and coastal development. Scientists say the bleaching process is now accelerating. The World Resources Institute reports that nearly three-quarters of all ocean reefs are at risk of extreme degradation, on top of the 20 percent already lost or damaged beyond repair. Oceanographers think that all reefs will be at risk by 2050 because of increasingly acidified seas, the result of increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Coral reefs, covering less than 1 percent of the ocean floor, harbor 25 percent of the ocean’s biodiversity and are home to more than 4,000 species of fish. In developing countries, reefs account for nearly 25 percent of all fishing areas, feeding millions of people. Scientists stress that it is more important than ever to control manmade factors such as overfishing and pollution to aid in corals’ survival.
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A Powerful Plaything Two Harvard undergraduate students, Julia Silverman and Jessica Matthews, have come up with a way to harness the kinetic energy of a moving soccer ball and store it as electric current in a battery inside the ball. The invention, called sOccket, collects enough energy in 15 minutes of play to power a typical LED lamp for three hours. The device sports its own power outlet to retrieve the juice inside. Today’s sOccket is designed to last for a year or longer; researchers are studying its larger potential. Source: CleanTechnica.com
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During the industrial boom of the last half of the 20th century, thousands of manmade chemicals were creBorrowing from a bank has traated. Used in consumer products, pest control and crop ditionally been a slow, bureauproduction, they have also proved deadly, causing and cratic process, often off-limits contributing to cancers, birth defects and other health to people outside the wagecrises. and-salary mainstream, whether Once the connection was scientifically proven, the they’re starting a business or international community restricted or banned the use getting back on their feet. Over of 12 pollutants, including DDT and polychlorinated the centuries, groups of people biphenyls (PCB), at the 2001 Stockholm Convention have organized various styles on POPs, or persistent organic pollutants (Tinyurl. of societal credit arrangements com/3sa2v47). This group of the world’s most toxic to address these shortcomings. Today’s credit union, a co-operacompounds takes decades to degrade, gradually active, community-based banking model, still thrives. cumulating in the fatty tissues of humans and wildlife. In the past 30 years, the rise of microcredit has been provid Initially, climatic forces helped to limit the reach ing small loans to people around the world that have no access and impact of the chemicals in places like the Arctic, to traditional banks or could not meet banking industry requirewhere POPs trapped in snow, soil and oceans were ments. More recently, the combination of microfinance and capped by sea ice, and atmospheric levels of the toxic online social networking has resulted in a new phenomenon: substances monitored by Canada and Norway have peer-to-peer lending, or social lending. steadily declined during the past decade. Today, more than a dozen websites connect borrowers Scientists at the Canadian environmental agency, and lenders without using banks as middlemen. The economic Environment Canada, think that global warming is advantage of such peer-to-peer lending extends to attractive reversing the downward trend. They found that as the interest rates for borrowers; often half that of Visa or MasterCard. planet warms, sea ice and snow continue to melt and LendingClub.com has surpassed $1 billion in such loans. the pollutants, called legacy POPs, are being released “Interest rates turn a charitable relationship into a business back into the atmosphere with potential worldwide efrelationship,” notes Matt Flannery, who founded the online fects. micro-lender Kiva.org in 2005. “That empowers the poor by Once airborne, POPs can ride wind and ocean curmaking them business partners.” Kiva lenders don’t earn Ad Proof #1interest - April rents 2011 Issue to as far as Latin America and Africa. It also underon their loans, but the underlying micro-lenders that administer mines international treaties regarding human exposure ® theiloans in their countries do. aken ngs to high-risk toxins.
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by Carolyn Blakeslee Make a list of what Take mental snapshots of ing the way for progress. God has you desire. List your a plan for your life desires—not wants good times and and His deep desire or needs, which for His creation— imply lack of, rather tell yourself, you—is for you to than abundance of, flourish. something. By saying/ “Remember this.” thinking/writing, “I Look forward. desire [this] or someList your most cherished dreams and thing even better now manifesting for immediate intentions. Better yet, pull the good of all concerned,” you create pictures from a past happy time and room for even greater possibilities. cut out magazine pictures that represent the good things you desire in your Remember a situation of abundance. future, and then paste them in a journal If you catch yourself wallowing in a or on a poster board to refer to during bad memory or engaging in “stinkin’ moments of reflection. thinkin’,” call up a contrasting memory in which you felt rich, beautiful, acStreamline your life continually. Let go complished, capable—whatever state of situations and clutter that don’t supof being you desire. port your aspirations. Align with your passions. By taking even Spend time with positive people. Don’t a small step toward a passion or goal believe naysayers. You are working to that nurtures you, you will feel cleaner, overcome your own limiting beliefs, so clearer and more energetic, thus open-
Select news sources carefully and set a time limit. Read only thoughtful, responsible journalism, which doesn’t include most TV news. You’ll avoid wasting time on nasty stories that engender negative feelings and harmful physiological responses. You’ll feel better for it. Have the proverbial “attitude of gratitude.” Count your blessings. Think often of all the good in your life. Say “Thank you,” more than once a day. Contemplate the areas of your life that are working well; take those skills and apply them to what you would like to improve. Express gratitude. Thank others frequently, with thank-you cards, expressive emails, gestures of encouragement and smiles. People always appreciate kindness and good manners, especially when civility seems in short supply. Smile! When you answer the phone, put a smile on your face and in your voice. Welcome people into your life, even if it’s just for that moment. Allow them to feel your warmth. When you catch yourself frowning with concentration during a task, pause to lift your brows, pull back your face and smile! Carolyn Blakeslee publishes the North Central Florida edition of Natural Awakenings (NaturalAwakeningsncfl.com).
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ichelle Long is the executive director of the Bellingham, Washington-based Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). The fast-growing network aims to empower local businesses with their financial goals while they actively contribute to healthier communities and a cleaner environment. Their triple bottom line is people, the planet and profit. BALLE represents 22,000 independent businesses in 30 states and Canadian provinces. By serving as an information clearinghouse and support center, BALLE is proving that no business is too small to make a difference.
Why is it important to foster local economies? Locally based activity is where we are seeing real prosperity. Today, as we face economic, community and ecological crises, we see bright spots where local businesses are working together to build strong, healthy local economies.
How can local businesses positively affect their communities and the environment? There is a natural accountability when business owners live with the impacts of their decisions, instead of from hundreds or thousands of miles away. Local supply chains also reduce carbon impacts by decreasing transport time.
Why is it vital to foster new strategies and support networks for local businesses? Small businesses are stronger together than they are alone. Working in collaboration, business people enjoy enhanced powers of communication and networking, including opportunities to save on smart, shared purchasing. They often support each other through learning, mentoring and even investing in each other’s businesses.
How does investing money locally, or community capital, help? This aspect is a critical component of a healthy community economy, because too often, when we put our money into something like a mutual fund, we don’t know the impact and how much harm is coming from it. Community capital, investing locally, is much more personal and direct; it can help ensure we’re bringing about changes we want, such as resilient communities and local food supplies. Just going for impersonal financial returns isn’t working. More local banks are innovating in this area. One example is One Pacific Coast Bank, in the Northwest. New kinds of investment clubs also are coming on line.
Which examples illustrate how businesses are thriving as a result of new local models? Several local manufacturing groups spoke of their results at BALLE’s 2011 annual conference. Examples include SF (San Francisco) Made and Made in Newark. These nonprofits build a regional economic base by developing a sustainable and diverse local manufacturing sector. In Philadelphia, the apparel boutique Sa Va uses local materials in every detail, down to people growing plants for dye in vacant lots. The city has granted the shop tax breaks in acknowledgment that it creates jobs and supports other local businesses.
Which examples illustrate how businesses have reinvented themselves based on new local models?
After attending a BALLE conference, the president of T-shirt maker TS Designs launched steps to localize the entire supply chain to enhance its push for social and ecological sustainability. Typically, a tee travels 16,000 miles before you put it on, but TS now collaborates with North Carolina farmers, cotton ginners and others to go from “dirt to shirt” in 750 miles.
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Economics of Happiness:
The New Economy
Changing the Rules to Benefit America’s People
by John de Graaf and Linda Sechrist
government is to promote, among other things, the general welfare of the people. Americans are able to achieve a better life, as we’ve proved many times in the past, benefiting mightily as a result of forward steps ranging from democracy, women’s suffrage and civil rights to inventive technological leadership. Although history shows that this has been accomplished primarily by changing national policies, any new economy delivering improved well-being is first brought about largely by active citizens that choose to invest more time in building a nation that reflects increasingly enlightened values. Everyone’s quality of life—from today’s parents to future generations of great-grandchildren—depends upon individuals collectively working to build a new economy based on the concept of genuine wealth. In his award-winning book, Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, ecological economist Mark Anielski explains this new and practical approach grounded in what people value most, which he states is: “Love, meaningful relationships, happiness, joy, freedom, sufficiency, justice and peace”—qualities of life far more vital than blind economic growth and material possessions.
Most Americans are facing their most significant economic challenges in generations. From the hardships of unemployment to the perils of mounting debt, worry about the health of a national economy that depends on consumerism and market success dominates our conversation. But have we asked what Preferred Measure the economy is really for? of Progress
and owe less; and live better, longer ince the Second World War, we and more meaningfully? To do all this, have been assured that more economic growth is good for us. But is we need fresh solutions that engage America’s people in redefining goals for it? By any measure, the U.S. economy, the economy (what we want from it) as in its pursuit of constant growth, is in opposed to the economy’s goals (what dire need of critical life support. Too it demands from us). many people have lost jobs, homes, scholarships and retirement savings, along with peace of mind, in the face of An Economy Based on complex uncertainties. Those individuQuality of Life als that have jobs are earning less in Although an economy based on a high real income than in 2001, even though quality of life that makes people happy they spend more hours working and may sound revolutionary, Thomas Jeffercommuting than previous generations. son, the third U.S. president, enshrined We’ve had enough of the official the pursuit of happiness as a human mantra: Work more, enjoy less, polright when he drafted our Declaration lute more, eat toxic foods and suffer of Independence. Jefferson emphasized illnesses, all for the sake of increasing that America’s government was, “to the gross domestic product. Why not secure the greatest degree of happiness learn ways to work less and enjoy it possible for the general mass of those asmore; spend more time with our friends sociated under it.” Likewise, the Constiand families; consume, pollute, destroy tution of the United States declares that 30 Lehigh Valley www.healthylehighvalley.com
To determine whether our economy promotes the greatest good or the happiness of the American people, we need to understand what makes us happy and how economic policies enhance or thwart our pursuit of happiness; we also need a better instrument of economic measurement than the gross domestic product (GDP). The GDP counts remedial and defensive expenditures for pollution, accidents, war, crime and sickness as positives, rather than deducting these costs. GDP also discounts the value of contributions such as natural resources and ecosystem services, improvement in quality of life, unpaid domestic work, volunteer work, good health and social connection. Anielski, in concert with economic experts such as Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics, Hazel Henderson, author of Ethical Markets,
and Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, recommends that economic policies aim to boost societal welfare, rather than GDP. All agree that a new indicator of well-being, such as the U.S. Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI), could be used to more accurately measure economic progress.
pioneered by University of Illinois hearts, as illustrated by the Himalayan positive psychologist Edward Diener, nation of Bhutan (population: about Ph.D., dubbed Dr. Happiness, and other 700,000). researchers, has existed for more than For many years, Bhutan has meaa decade. The study of what makes sured its general well-being—as the people happy and life fulfilling repeatpeople themselves subjectively report it—using a Gross National Happiness edly demonstrates that the economic (GNH) index. Its government bases route to happiness does not consist of policy decisions on how they might endlessly widening the superhighway of The Science of Happiness effect the kind of happiness associated accumulation. Rather, it resides in a host ® A respected “science of happiness,” contentment, family, community, of personal values that are closer tolour awaken ngswith spirituality, education, compatibility with nature and good physical health. Box 421 Emmaus, PA 18049 • P: (610) 421-4443 • After F: (610) years 421-4445 of primary research, the firstname.lastname@example.org • www.NaturalAwakeningsMag.com Bhutanese have identified nine do® for assessing happiness: psychomains awaken l ngs logical well-being, physical health, useIssue (work-life balance), comAd Proof for Natural Awakenings February time 2008 Box 421 Emmaus, PA 18049 • P: (610)–421-4443 • F: (610) munity vitality421-4445 and social connection, email@example.com • www.NaturalAwakeningsMag.com education, cultural preservation and To: P: diversity, (610) 421-4443 environmental sustainability, good governance and material wellEmail: F: (610) 421-4443 being. Ad Proof for Natural Awakenings – February 2008 Issue In 2004, the first annual International Conference on Gross National Please sign your proof and complete the following information: To: P: (610) 421-4443 Happiness held in Bhutan. Hun(Ad is shown at actual size. See second page for larger was ads.) dreds of government representatives, Email: F: (610) 421-4443 scholars and other thought leaders ❑ the Ad official is approved: contact information and spelling is correct from more than 40 nations gathered We’ve had enough of mantra: Work more, enjoy less, to explore the possibility of making Please sign your proof and complete the following information: pollute more, eat toxic foods and suffer illnesses, all for the sake the true ads.) indicator of a country’s ❑ Ad at is approved with (Ad is shown actual size. Seechanges second indicated page GNH for larger health and quality of life. As of 2011, a of increasing the gross domestic product. Why not learn ways to non-binding resolution by the United ❑spend is more not approved make changes ❑ Ad isAd approved: contact and indicated spelling is correct work less and enjoy it more; time with–information our friends and Nations General Assembly urges that countries now measure their health and families; consume, pollute, destroy and owe less; and live better, happiness, as well as wealth. Sixty-six ❑ Ad is approved with changes indicated longer and more meaningfully? countries backed it.
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Tools to Navigate the New Economy New Economics Foundation: The Great Transition NewEconomics.org Browse NewEconomics.org/sites/ neweconomics.org/files/Great_ Transition_0.pdf. This independent think-and-do-tank inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth GenuineWealth.net Author Mark Anielski maps how to measure genuine wealth and create flourishing economies grounded in people’s well-being. Transition United States: Transition Towns TransitionUS.org Participants in this vibrant, grassroots movement seek to build community resilience in the face of challenges such as high oil prices, climate change and economic crises. Sustainable Seattle: The Happiness Initiative SustainableSeattle.org Founders provide tools to comprehensively assess well-being, involve citizens and inspire people, organizations and policymakers to take action. World Café: Real Conversations for a Better World TheWorldCafe.org This application of powerful social technology helps engage people in conversations that matter, offering an effective antidote to society’s fast-paced fragmentation and lack of connection. Living Economies Forum: Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth LivingEconomiesForum.org “The old economy of greed and domination is dying. A new economy of life and partnership is struggling to be born. The outcome is ours to choose.” ~ Author David Korten 32
Measuring Americans’ Life Satisfaction
Seattle, Washington, the first U.S. city to implement a measurement of life satisfaction, is parlaying Bhutan’s indicators—psychological well-being, physical health, work/time balance, education and capacity building, cultural vitality and access to arts and culture, environmental quality and access to nature, apt governance and material well-being—as part of its own Sustainable Seattle Happiness Initiative. Spearheaded by Sustainable Seattle Executive Director Laura Musikanski and her team with encouragement by City Council President Richard Conlin, it may become America’s first GNH city. Initial survey results, intended to spark conversations that matter, will be discussed at future town meetings in Seattle neighborhoods and used to recommend policies for consideration by the city council. Repeating the survey every couple of years will reveal progress. Interest in a similar Happiness Initiative is growing in cities and towns from coast to coast, such as Napa, California; Bowling Green, Kentucky; Duluth, Minnesota; Santa Fe and Roswell, New Mexico; Bellevue, Nebraska; Portland, Oregon; and Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Some 100 colleges and universities also are beginning to apply the Happiness Initiative survey.
How to Become Happier
To improve our own well-being within any economy, we need to attend to our security, social connections and the way we balance our time. Choosing to live with less stuff and lighter debt supports a better life with less income but more time, lower stress and better health. As individuals, we can: n Focus more on matters of family and community and on building trust. n Devote less attention to maximizing incomes and more attention to acts of generosity. n Ask our employers for more time off instead of higher pay. In our local communities, we can find ways to design more relationshipfriendly places such as farmers’ markets,
where shoppers tend to engage in many more conversations than in supermarket aisles (Worldwatch Institute). In cities, we can call for public and private spaces that facilitate social connection, instead of discouraging it via urban sprawl. Ecological economist Dave Batker, co-author of What’s the Economy for Anyway? (film clip at Tinyurl. com/3tc9dlk), believes that moving forward requires greater citizen involvement in the shaping of democracy, laws and our collective future. By ditching pundits and talking with neighbors, city by city and town by town, citizens throughout the United States are moving to do this using newly learned techniques such as those offered by Open Space Technology, World Café, Transition Towns, Sustainable Cities, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences’ Worldview Literacy Project. In St. Petersburg, Florida, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and other places, citizens are cultivating a stronger sense of community with real discussions about local issues and economic goals. They aim to arrive at a clear-eyed view of what citizens really want from the economy. In St. Petersburg, the culmination of Sharon Joy Kleitsch’s 10-year effort to build a flourishing community through helpful workshops on timely subjects, meaningful conversations and aligning constructive partnerships is reaching a crescendo this month at Beyond Sustainability: Ecosystems, Economics,
and Education, the Institute of Florida Studies’ 36th annual conference, at Hillsborough Community College (Tinyurl.com/3avntte). Kleitsch remarks, “I show up, pay attention and listen for opportunities where my connections with policy makers, educators, nonprofits and community activists can help convene people in meaningful conversations that can make a difference in building a resilient community.” In Oklahoma City, Sustainable OKC, a volunteer organization working towards community sustainability at the crossroads of business, environment and social justice, frequently partners with the city’s Office of Sustainability, the CommonWealth Urban Farms project and the Oklahoma Food Cooperative (Sustainableokc.org). The grassroots organization advocates shopping locally and sustainably. Jennifer Alig, Sustainable OKC president, is consistently delighted by the growing number of residents that don’t just attend events such as movie screenings of The Economics of Happiness, but also show up to plant food
to feed the hungry and join Commonwealth Urban Farms work parties to feed neighborhoods using the products of thriving urban farms on vacant city lots. Alig notes, “After events, we sometimes use Open Space Technology to talk about topics that people are passionate about and willing to invest their time in.” The kind of society that makes for health, happiness, true prosperity and sustainability is one with strong local economies and flourishing communities that includes many activities provided by local nonprofits. It’s one characterized by: n Local small businesses and banking n Farmers’ markets and urban gardens n Urban designs that favor shared walks instead of isolated commutes n Public spaces for social interaction n Circumstances in which buyers know sellers n Businesspeople that sponsor and volunteer for local activities
n Salary differences that are not vast n Citizens building a better world together We intuitively know what is required to create such a society, starting in our own community. What we need is the determination to make sure the economy serves us; rules that benefit all of the people; a commitment to widespread quality of life, social justice and sustainability; and the political will to make good change happen. John de Graaf, media and outreach director for the Happiness Initiative, speaks nationally on overwork and overconsumption in America. He recently co-authored What’s the Economy for, Anyway? – Why It’s Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness, with David Batker. He is also co-author of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic. Fifteen of his documentaries have aired on PBS. Linda Sechrist writes and edits for Natural Awakenings.
communityspotlight the lives of all who live within its borders. Both Korten and de Graaf agree that a new economy based on self-organized principles of healthy living systems should include local small business and banking, farmers’ markets and urban gardens, and businesspeople sponsoring and volunteering for local activities, among other things. In the Greater Lehigh Valley these characteristics are slowing building momentum.
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Building a Strong Local Economies in the Greater Lehigh Valley By Linda Sechrist
any of today’s concerned economists are posing serious questions about the ability of the national economy to continually expand. In fact, a few are calling for public conversations regarding questions such as those posed by John de Graaf, co-author of What’s the Economy for Anyway? – Why It’s Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness, and David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth. In this month’s Natural Awakenings feature, “Economics of Happiness: The New Economy”, de Graaf describes an economy that changes the rules to benefit the quality of life for America’s people and proposes that the kind of society that makes for health, happiness, true prosperity and sustainability is one with strong local economies and flourishing communities. Korten, who questions whether the economy should give priority to money or life, the fortunes of the few, or the well-being of all, charges us to reorganize our human economies to function as locally self-reliant subsystems of our local ecosystems. He points out that this requires segmenting the borderless global economy into a planetary system of interlinked, self-reliant regional economies, each rooted in a community of place and organized to optimize 34 Lehigh Valley www.healthylehighvalley.com
An advocate for building a strong local economy while helping family farms, Lynn Prior, Director of Buy Fresh Buy Local’s Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter, points out what could happen if each of the 390,000 households in the Greater Lehigh Valley committed to spending just $10 per week on locally-grown foods during 28 weeks of the growing season. “From May through November, Berks, Lehigh and Northampton Counties would keep more of their food dollars circulating within their borders and residents would be eating fresher, tastier, healthier food,” says Prior. At present only $5.4 million of the nearly $1.6 billion per year spent by Lehigh Valley residents on food eaten at home is purchased directly from local farms. “That is only 0.3%, clarifies Prior, who notes that residents interested in building momentum for the grassroots movement should look for a Buy Fresh Buy Local® sign or label in stores, markets or restaurants. “The sign means that you’ve found a business with a commitment to feature local foods and sup-
port local producers,” says Prior. To help promote the purchase and consumption of local food, the chapter creates convenient food guides, provides an online searchable database, provides monthly updates about seasonal foods, coordinates tasting events, presents Farm-to-Programming, and other activities.
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ally, SBN promotes discussion, education, and understanding of ways to maximize the health of individuals and communities. Reynard likes walking his talk and circulating his food dollars locally. He shops as much as possible at the Easton farmers’ market and Reeders Farm stand and buys his raw organic milk from Klein Farms. Other than a meal he ate two years ago at a chain restaurant, the former SBN steering committee member eats only at locallyawaken owned establishments. l ngs ® Working for a grassroots organization with no professional staff, Reynard quips, “We’re only as successful as our Box 421and Emmaus, PAof 18049 • P:volunteers, (610) 421-4443 actions the amount support from members • F: (6 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.NaturalAwak and local residents.” awaken l ngs ®
Several blocks from the Buy Fresh Buy Local’s office in Easton is the Cosmic Cup, an independently owned coffee shop serving organic and Fair Trade coffees. “My coffee has personality” Not only has owner Troy Reynard been personally greeting his customers from behind the espresso machine for more than 6 years, he’s also been heavily involved in the Sustainable Business Network of the Greater Lehigh Valley, actively promoting the value of local independently owned business. SBN membership, Troy Reynard whose mission is to work The Lehigh Valley thrives when we support for community sustainability, fluctuates between and locally owned, independent20 businesses. 40 businesses. All are on a mission to build a solid local economy that includes providing secure and fulfilling livelihoods, fostering enjoyable community life, working in harmony with nature, and strengthening the viability of independent local businesses and farms. The network also encourages members and residents to consume food that is whole, locally produced, and grown in ways that sustain and rebuild soil, water, wildlife, and vegetation. Addition-
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People First Credit Union The original concept of credit unions—people helping people—hasn’t changed since1844. Although credit union services have evolved to include things such as personal computer access, checking accounts, retirement savings, check cards, ATM cards, bill payer, statements, and safe deposit boxes, people are still achieving a better standard of living for themselves and others by pooling their savings and making loans to neighbors and co-workers. At People First Credit Union, members have several common bonds: they bank where they own the place; they live, work, play, attend school, and do business in either Lehigh or North Hampton counties; and, the money they deposit gets loaned to neighbors and businesses in their own community. “We serve a small region, so deposits made here fund projects that are no further away than a 20 to 30-minute ride across Route 22,” says Tim Burke, a People First Research Analyst. In a new economy, People First is a true communitybased resource, contributing to the good of the whole “It’s highly likely that members and employees not only run into each other at the grocery store, high school football games, and farmers’ markets, but they also run into the CEO, Jeff Albert, a graduate of DeSales University, who has had deep ties to the Lehigh Valley since childhood,” says Burke, a graduate of Muhlenberg College, who has 20 years experience with the company.
Socially Responsible Investing The Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) movement began nearly three decades ago among individuals who preferred to invest in alignment with their values and know that their money was working towards a future based on sustainability and the needs of multiple stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, their families and communities. SRI is a process that considers the social and environmental consequences of investments, both positive and negative, within the context of rigorous financial analysis. Catherine Scheib has been an independent SRI investment advisor for 15 years. A trend-setter rather than a trend-chaser, she cautions those that seek to do business with socially responsible companies and organizations should not heed naysayers who steer investors away because they believe it’s not a good financial move. On the contrary, according to Social Investment Forum Foundation’s (SIF) 2010 Report on Socially Responsible Investing Trends in the United States, nearly one out of every eight dollars under professional management is involved in SRI, which can produce average to above average returns. “Investor demand is growing for portfolio opportunities in clean and green technology, alternative and renewable energy, green building and responsible property development, as well as other environmentally driven businesses,” says Scheib, who does business within the Lehigh Valley whenever its practical. “When it’s necessary I go outside for individuals who have the skill sets I can’t find locally,” states Scheib. “The greater the diversity of the bio-community… the greater the community’s resilience in times of crisis, its potential for creativity in the pursuit of new possibilities, and its capacity to adapt to diverse and changing local conditions,” explains Korten. It appears that the Lehigh Valley has already begun the transformation. Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local, 610438-3950. Visit BuyLocalPa.org/LehighValley Sustainable Business Network of the Greater Lehigh Valley, 484-851-3910. Visit SustainLV.org. The Cosmic Cup Coffee Company, 520 March St., Easton, 610-438-3211. Visit CosmicCupCoffee.com. Lehigh Valley Health Network Community Exchange, 610402-CARE. Visit LVHN.org People’s First Federal Credit Union, 2141 Downyflake Lane, Allentown, 610-797-7440. Visit PeopleFirstCu.org. Catherine Scheib, 800-598-5075 or 570-713-9071.
more attention, aided by innovative Web 2.0 tools and other means. Scores of new websites are designed to help us share real stuff, and it’s possible to create a complete lifestyle based on sharing. We can live in a co-housing community, work in a co-op, grow food in a neighbor’s yard and travel to the open space town council meeting via a local car-share. Want to know about the nuts and bolts of how to build a shareable life? Read The Sharing Solution, by Janelle Orsi and Emily Doskow.
Shareable Cities A revolution is underway in our understanding of cities; they are becoming the focal point for our collective hopes and dreams, as well as for all kinds of innovation needed to avert a worsening climate crisis. In the past, we tended to see cities as dirty, unnatural, isolating places; today, citizens and urban planners alike are starting to see their potential for generating widespread well-being
SHARING OUR WORLD Simply Sharing Can Solve Big Challenges by Neal Gorenflo and Jeremy Adam Smith
Sharing is the answer to some of today’s biggest questions: How will we meet the needs of the world’s enormous population? How do we reduce our impact on the planet and cope with the destruction already inflicted? How can we each be healthy, enjoy life, and create thriving communities?
istorically, we are all connected by climate, roads, fisheries, language, forests, cultures and social networks as part of life on this planet. In recent decades, the rules of access and ownership have shifted in new directions, making sharing more convenient, necessary, fulfilling and even profitable.
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be multiplying like rabbits, but perhaps the Great Recession is forcing all of us to pay more attention to its importance these days. There’s car sharing, ride sharing, bike sharing, yard sharing, co-working, co-housing, tool libraries and all kinds of cooperatives. Ways to share power, dialogue and knowledge, such as workplace democracy, citizens’ deliberative councils, unconferences, open spaces and world cafés are getting
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at low financial and environmental cost. There’s an increasing appreciation for the benefits of public transit, urban agriculture, making room on the streets for pedestrians and bicyclists and for civic engagement. The very thing that defines a city—its population density—makes sharing things easier, from cars to bikes to homes.
Social Enterprise and Cooperatives Social enterprises, both nonprofit or for profit, offer products or services that aim to advance social or environmental missions with benefits for all. This industry is small, relative to the overall economy, but growing extremely fast in some sectors. The Social Enterprise Alliance reports that nonprofit earned income grew by more than 200 percent, to $251 billion, between 1982 and 2002, reflecting
a continuing trend in their expanding standards. Data travels over networks tool. Half the world’s websites, about engagement with their publics. Meanand is routed through servers owned 112 million, are hosted on Apache’s while, Cleantech Group research shows by private individuals and corporations open source server software. A quarthat investment in clean-tech ventures that share transport and routing duties. ter million websites run on Drupal, a nearly trebled, to $5.2 billion, between This global commons enables the leading open source content manage2004 and 2008. At the same time, fair creation of tremendous value. Harvard ment system. trade goods sales doubled between Business School Professor John Quelch That’s just scratching the surface. 2004 and 2007, to around $4 billion, estimates that the economic impact of Today, the more than 200,000 open according to the Fair Trade Federation. the Internet is $1.4 trillion annually in source projects operate on nearly 5 Gar Alperovitz, author of America the United States alone. Last year, the billion lines of code®that would cost awaken ngs Beyond Capitalism, says that more Computer & Communications Industry hundredslof billions of dollars to reprothan 11,000 worker cooperatives have Association calculated that companies duce. Visit the Infoworld Open Source Box Emmaus, PAon18049 • P: (610) 421-4443 • F: (610) 421-4445 emerged in the last 30 years. Many and421 nonprofits relying “fair use” Hall of Fame website for more on • desktop www.NaturalAwakeningsMag.com embrace pro-social missions and are firstname.lastname@example.org (such as search engines, web hosting favorites. managed, governed and owned by the and social media) employ 17 million Today, millions of individuals people who work at them. l ngs people and generate $4.7 trillion a awaken and organizations rely®on FOSS in Ad Proof for country’s Naturalgross Awakenings – February 2008 Issue year, one-sixth of the performing their daily work, as do a The Nonprofit Sector domestic growing number of•governments. It’s a Box 421product. Emmaus, PA 18049 • P: (610) 421-4443 F: (610) 421-4445 To: P: (610) 421-4443 pervasive part of life in the developed Nonprofits are an increasingly important email@example.com • www.NaturalAwakeningsMag.com and Open Source world; becauseF: of(610) its low 421-4443 cost, open way for people to share their wealth and Free Email: source software may become even labor. Independent Sector reports that, in Software (FOSS) more important to developing counthe U.S. alone, charitable donations to forhave Natural Awakenings – February 2008 Issue FOSS andAd theProof Internet a symbiotPlease sign your proof and complete the following information: tries. nonprofits more than doubled between ic relationship. The Internet would not (Ad is shown at actual size. See second page for larger ads.) 1987 and 2007, to $303 billion; about To: P: (610) 421-4443 have been possible without FOSS, and 75 percent came from private individuThe Open Way the Email: growth of FOSS relies on the InterF: (610) 421-4443 ❑ power Ad is its approved: contact and spelling is correct als. The National Center for Charitable net to peer production andinformation Inspired by the success of free and Statistics further reports that the number distribution model. For example, more open source software, the values and ❑people Ad is use approved changes Please sign your proof and with complete theofindicated following information: of nonprofits increased 31.5 percent than 270 million the Firepractices open sourcing—making between 1999 and 2009, to 1.58 mil(Ad is shown at actual size. See second page for larger ads.) fox browser, a shared, freely available information and innovations publicly lion. Data from Volunteering in America ❑ Ad is not approved – make changes indicated shows that in 2010, 63.4 million vol❑ Ad is approved: contact information and spelling is correct unteers dedicated more than 8.1 billion hours of service. ❑ Ad is approved with changes indicated
Microfinance This form of capitalization is a powerful innovation that extends small loans and financial services to help the world’s poorest people rise out of poverty, serving customers that traditional banks largely ignore. Kiva, a U.S. nonprofit peer-to-peer microfinance sensation, facilitates around $5 million in no-interest loans per month to entrepreneurs in developing nations through its website. Microfinancing is yet another way the world is learning to share its wealth.
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SHARING HELPFUL WEBSITES The Internet is a vast repository of information, and even with the help of search engines, navigation can be daunting. These links address topics of interest noted in “Sharing Our World.” Bike Sharing: tinyurl.com/4zsfjtb Car Sharing: tinyurl.com/49hytdj Co-working: tinyurl.com/ygbvntq Ride Sharing: tinyurl.com/499lh9n Sharing Directory: Shareable.net/ how-to-share Source: Shareable.net Civic Engagement: tinyurl.com/ 242yaja Cohousing: tinyurl.com/3amn2ch Cooperatives: tinyurl.com/ 4m7vqx2 Urban Agriculture: tinyurl.com/ la558s Yard Sharing: tinyurl.com/4chmtua Source: Yes.Magazine.org Business/Government/Education: OpenSource.com Car Sharing: RelayRides.com Home & Family Life: Neighbor Goods.net Home & Garden: ShareSome Sugar.com InfoWorld Open Source Hall of Fame: tinyurl.com/4ujuzpu Microfinance: Kiva.org Neighborhood Rentals: Rentalic. com Open Government Directive: tinyurl.com/495ks6k Open Source Tractor: OpenFarm Tech.org/wiki/LifeTrac OpenStreetMaps: OpenStreet Map.org Peer-to-Peer Knowledge: blog. p2pFoundation.net Social Media: TrendWatching.com Yard & Garden: Hyperlocavore. ning.com 40
Y has joined a social network, where available—are being applied in a dizsharing is a way of life. In these powerzying number of ways. In the past few ful ways, social media has taken sharing years, open, or peer-to-peer, sharing mainstream. strategies have gained significant traction in science, business, culture, education and government. Generation Y = Gen G Applications range from the obNow that a shareable world has a seriscure, like the Open Source Tractor, to ous foothold, all that’s needed is a willthe everyday, like the OpenStreetMaps ing population to scale it up. There’s project. It’s a tough trend to quantify, a strong argument that Gen Y is the because it is so viral and self-organized. generation that can bring it to fruition. The Obama administration’s Open Roughly 100 million strong in Government Directive is currently one the United States, Gen Y grew up on of the most visible of these efforts, at the Internet and brings its values and least in the United States. practices, including sharThe directive orders each into the real world. We are rethinking ing, executive department Last year, TrendWatching. and agency to identify ourselves through com called them Gen G and publish online, in an “generous”) and said sharing, linking (for open format, at least three they are accelerating a high-value data sets; creand collaborating cultural shift where giving ate an open government is already the new taking. in new ways. web page and respond to They may not reach their public input received via full sharing potential until that page; and develop later in life, but there are promising and publish an Open Government Plan indicators that they are already having that describes how they are improva telling impact. ing transparency and integrating public An online study by Cone Inc. and participation and collaboration into its AMP Insights concluded that 61 percent activities. of 13-to-25-year-olds feel personally
Sharing is the currency of social media. Socialnomics author Erik Qualman alerts us that, “Social media is bigger than you think.” The public uploaded more usergenerated video to YouTube in a recent six-month period than the three major TV networks produced and distributed in the past 60 years. Now with more than 500 million users, Facebook would represent the third largest country in the world by population. Wikipedia contains more than 9 million articles in 250 languages, all written by volunteers—and with an accuracy that studies like that at Harford Community College, in Bel Air, Maryland, indicate approaches that of leading commercial sources (80 versus 95 percent). Creative Commons has made it easier for creators to share their work; they’ve licensed more than 130 million creative works in 50 countries since 2002. By 2008, one in eight couples who married that year met through social media, and 96 percent of Generation
responsible for making a difference in the world. Eighty-three percent will trust a company more if it’s socially and environmentally responsible. Volunteering by college students increased by 20 percent between 2002 and 2005, with nearly one in three contributing their time. Business strategist Gary Hamel believes that this massive generational force, which outnumbers baby boomers, promises to transform our world in the image of the Internet—a world where sharing and contributing to the common good are integral to the good life. William Strauss and Neil Howe, authors of Millennials Rising, believe that Gen Y is a hero generation, coming of age in a time of crises they’re already helping to resolve, largely by applying the tools and mindset of sharing. Neal Gorenflo is the publisher of Shareable.net, a leading online magazine about sharing that includes the Web’s largest collection of how-to-share articles. Jeremy Adam Smith is the editor of Shareable.net.
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Gluten: Trust Your Gut Scientists Confirm Widespread Sensitivity by Claire O’Neil
alk through the gluten-free product aisles at the grocery or health food store and many people might wonder: “Is this a food fad? Who has a problem with gluten?” As it turns out, more people have gluten sensitivity than scientists, physicians and researchers previously thought. A study at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Celiac Research estimates that 6 percent of the U.S. population, or more than 18 million individuals, have some sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. Research published online by BMC Medicine and CeliacCenter.org this year provides the first scientific evidence of what many people allergic to gluten already know: While gluten sensitivity presents less serious negative health effects than celiac disease, its host of symptoms can become problematic. An earlier study in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics concluded that for
dealing with both wheat allergies and celiac disease, the dietary avoidance of gluten-containing grains is the only effective treatment.
Case in Point Carol Mahaffey, a tax attorney in Columbus, Ohio, was experiencing intermittent joint pain and what she calls “living in a fog,” in the summer of 2009. Because she had read that joint pain can sometimes be caused by gluten sensitivity, she decided to eliminate gluten from her diet. Although her new regimen didn’t
relieve the joint pain—she was later professionally diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis—she found that after four to five weeks, she looked and felt better overall. “I was losing weight, my digestive system was better and I found it easier to mentally focus. Somebody at work also happened to mention that I didn’t sniffle anymore,” she relates. Although Mahaffey’s blood tests were negative for celiac disease, she had all the signs that she is gluten-sensitive. “Imagine degrees of gluten ingestion along a spectrum,” says Dr. Alessio Fasano, a professor of pediatrics, medicine and physiology and director of the Center for Celiac Research. “At one end, you have people with celiac disease, who cannot tolerate one crumb of gluten in their diet. At the other, you have the lucky people who can eat pizza, beer, pasta and cookies—with no ill effects whatsoever. In the middle, there is this murky area of those with gluten reactions, including gluten sensitivity,” says Fasano, who led the new study. “This is where we are looking for answers on how to best diagnose and treat this recently identified group of gluten-sensitive individuals.” Until more definitive answers come to light, those who suspect they might have an issue with gluten can try going gluten-free for a period of time, like Mahaffey. “I had to become a label reader,” she advises, “because even things like bottled soy sauce can contain gluten.” She buys baked goods at a local gluten-free bakery, still enjoys wine with gluten-free snacks, uses gluten-free dough to make her own pizza at home, and has become a fan of risotto. For people that travel on a similar path, the feel-good benefits of a glutenfree diet can more than make up for some of the inconveniences. “You just make it work,” says Mahaffey. On a recent get-together with longtime college friends at a chalet in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Mahaffey brought her own snacks and breakfast foods, asked questions about the menu when they went out to dinner, and ended up having a great, gluten-free time. Claire O’Neil is a freelance writer in Kansas City, MO.
Living with Celiac Disease
By Debra E. Dallas, Ph.D., MIfHI, DCNT
eliac disease is a genetic disorder, not a food allergy or food intolerance. It is inherited from another family member, but does not have to be in the immediate family. People that have celiac disease must not eat any foods that contain gluten. When they do, their body’s immune system reacts to the gluten by attacking the lining of the small intestine. The immune system’s reaction to gluten damages small, fingerlike growths called villi. When the villi are damaged, the body cannot get the nutrients it needs. This attack on the intestinal tract over and over again causes leaky gut syndrome, candidiasis, and many other progressive and autoimmune disorders. A person can live a perfectly healthy life if the disease is diagnosed early. The problem is most people suffer for years before a correct diagnosis has been reached and much damage has occurred in the body. It is not isolated to the intestinal tract; it may start there, but definitely does not stop there. When people learn that they have
celiac disease it is a life changing experience. A Celiac must eat gluten-free forever, for the rest of their lives, no exception. Although for most people, life as they know it is over, it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Most people’s diet leaves room for improvement and most of us only eat 20 or so foods anyway. The trick is to replace the foods that have gluten with the same foods that are made gluten-free. Eliminating our favorite gluten foods is not necessary; simply substituting them is the key.
their condition. There is no such thing as taking a day off or having just one bite—eating gluten-free is every meal, every day. Even a tiny bit of gluten will initiate an immune cascade that will damage all the tiny immature microvillus that were just starting to grow back, which puts us right back at square one.
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luten, the protein in wheat and other cereal grains such as barley and rye, can be a problem for those with celiac disease or some sensitivity to gluten. Preparing food for a gluten-free diet requires experimenting with new ingredients, like alternative flours, and becoming a label reader, says Tina Turbin, an advocate for gluten-free living at GlutenFreeHelp.info. Fresh fruits, most dairy products, eggs, fresh vegetables, meats, fish and poultry are already gluten-free. The challenge is trying to make pancakes or pizza, or other recipes that normally call for wheat flour. With an estimated 18 million Americans sensitive to gluten in their diet and 3 million more diagnosed with celiac disease, according to the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research, food producers have finally begun
“Everyone should have food delicious enough to celebrate.” ~ Pamela Giusto-Sorrells, founder, Pamela’s Products (PamelasProducts.com) to address the need. Gluten-free cereals and pastas, breads, flours and baking mixes, cakes and cookies, snacks and frozen confections are now available in greater quantities—and in much better tasting versions—than just a few years ago. New gluten-free products, such as sorghum flour and specially formulated baking mixes, can also help home cooks revamp recipes for family favorites. However, trying to approximate the crust, crumbliness and interior structure of baked goods typically made with wheat flour takes a bit of experimentation when using gluten-free ingredients. Sometimes just one type of flour will work, such as almond flour for waffles, rice flour for cake batter or buckwheat flour for pancakes. Other baking recipes require an assortment of gluten-free flours. Different types can combine to resemble the taste, color and texture of wheat flour, for example. Most gluten-free flour blends use rice flour as a base, with potato starch, tapioca flour, corn flour and/or cornstarch added for softness. Other flours, such as buckwheat, chickpea (garbanzo bean), millet and sorghum, can improve flavor, color and texture. Xanthan gum, an additive made from corn, typically provides structure for yeast dough made with gluten-free flour. Eggs, vinegar, sweeteners and applesauce or pumpkin purée soften and round out the flavor of the dough. Gluten-free flours, flour blends, and xanthan gum most often appear in the specialty baking section of a grocery or health food store; helpful brands include Bob’s Red Mill and King Arthur Flour. Using alternative flours, homemade treats can remain a delicious part of gluten-free living.
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Gluten-Free German Apple Pancakes “These delicious gluten-free yummies should be served as soon as they’re pulled from the oven, as they will deflate soon enough,” says gluten-free health advocate Tina Turbin. “They’re perfect for an easy, laid back brunch.” On her website, GlutenFreeHelp.info, Turbin offers recipes for two homemade, gluten-free flour blends. Makes 2 large pancakes, or 4 servings
4 large eggs ¾ cup gluten-free flour blend ¾ cup soy, rice or almond milk ½ tsp salt 1 /3 cup coconut oil 2 medium apples, thinly sliced ¼ cup natural granulated or raw sugar ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Place 2 round, 9-inch cake pans in the oven. 3. Beat the eggs, flour, milk and salt in a small mixer bowl on medium speed for 1 minute. 4. Remove the pans from the oven. Place 2 Tbsp margarine in each pan. Rotate pans until margarine is melted and coats sides of pans. 5. Arrange half the apple slices in each pan. Divide batter evenly between pans. Mix sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp sugar mixture over batter in each pan.
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No-Knead, Gluten-Free Pizza Dough In this recipe, the ingredients just mix together in a bowl—no kneading is necessary. The raw dough doesn’t taste like yeast dough; but magically, during baking it becomes a gluten-free pizza crust, with a browned crust and mellow, yeasty flavor. Makes dough for 1 pizza to serve 8 to 12 1 cup stoneground brown rice flour 1 cup tapioca flour or potato starch 1 cup garbanzo bean or chickpea flour ½ cup cornstarch or corn flour 1 Tbsp xanthan gum 1 Tbsp instant or bread machine yeast 1½ tsp fine kosher or sea salt 3 large eggs or equivalent substitute 1 tsp cider vinegar 2 Tbsp agave nectar or honey 3 Tbsp vegetable oil, such as canola, corn, or light olive oil ½ cup unsweetened applesauce 1 cup lukewarm water, about 100 degrees 1. Spoon the flours and xanthan gum into a measuring cup, level with a knife or finger, then dump into a large mixing bowl. 2. Add the yeast and salt to the flour. Stir together with a wooden spoon. Lightly beat the eggs in 4-cup measuring glassware. Add the brown sugar, vegetable oil, applesauce and water and whisk until thoroughly mixed. Pour the liquid into the flour mixture and whisk until arriving at a smooth, very loose, batter-like dough. 3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature, about 72 degrees, for 2 hours or until the dough has risen to nearly the top of the bowl and has a thick, golden, mashed potato-like appearance.
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Baking supplies. Natural sweeteners such as locally produced honey, salt and pepper, herbs and spices, tapioca, baking soda, baking powder, cornmeal, gluten-free flours, baking chocolate and dried cocoa powder.
packaged soups, corn tortillas and gluten-free pastas and spaghetti sauces. Frozen foods. Plain, frozen fruits and vegetables, gluten-free frozen waffles, and ice cream, sherbet and ices (check labels for added ingredients). Grains, seeds and starches. Quinoa, rice, buckwheat, chickpeas, flax, sunflower seeds and potato starch. (See Gluten-Free Baking article for a full list of gluten-free flours.)
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2. Cover with a tea towel and let rest at room temperature for 40 minutes. 3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 4. Spread the pizza sauce over the dough. Arrange the mushrooms and pepperoni over the surface, and then sprinkle with cheese. Drizzle with olive oil. 5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and the pizza is bubbling. Transfer to a rack to cool. Slice and serve. Source: Adapted from 200 Fast & Easy Artisan Breads, by Judith Fertig.
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Start by simply listening to your child. “When my children are upset, my immediate instinct is to ask ‘How can I fix this?’” says Dr. Natalie Geary, an integrative pediatrician and mother of three in New York City. “But you need to step back, listen and empathize, without trying to problemsolve right away. If you allow the child to express his or her discomfort, and if you step back and try to gain some perspective, you may start to discern the triggers for his or her anxiety.” Trying to solve the problem immediately can backfire, she advises. Create a consistent time, such as a snack break after school, to allow a child to download her day. You’ll learn more about what causes her stress and she’ll gain confidence in your care and her own ability to face fears.
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ids today are no strangers to stress. In a media-saturated world, children face scary stuff every day, from wars and natural disasters to divorce and peer pressure. In addition to the mental toll, anxiety affects kids’ bodies, too: A study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity found that family stress directly compromises immune function and increases the likelihood of illness in children. As a parent, how can we help? First, take a deep breath. “Childhood anxiety is not a new problem in our society,” says Dr. Anandhi Narasimhan, a Los Angeles physician specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. She notes that all children go through stages of normal fears and worries, and anxieties can show up as
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Free Introduction to Tai Chi – Come hear how the study of tai chi can energize your body and quiet your mind. 8pm. Human Performance Center; 250 Cetronia Rd., Suite 100, Allentown. Contact Hilary Smith at 610-751-6090 for more information. Effortless Meditation™ Introduction Class – Greg Schweitzer. Learn about this scientifically validated and physician recommended effortless practice that allows you to de-stress, revitalize and become healthier by taking you to a level of rest deeper than sleep! 7:30-9pm, $20/Intro Class, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Childlight Children’s Yoga Teacher Training – With Sally Delisle. November 4th-6th. Learn to share the gifts of yoga with children ages 2-12 during this fun, interactive weekend. Approved for CEU’s and Yoga Alliance CE Credits. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E 4th St, Bethlehem. 610.867.9642 Solutions for the Vegetarian and Vegan – Dewey Thomas will “Show and Tell” how vegans and vegetarians can fight stress driven fatigue, improve sleep, build strong flexible bones and improve strength, stamina and recovery. Re-Mineralization
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Financial Sanity Seminar November 7, 14, 21, and 28 7 to 8 pm Dan Charney, Stewardship Missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem, will present The Financial Sanity Seminar designed for families and adults by Nathan Dungan, founder and President of Share, Save, Spend®. The seminar will consist of four one hour sessions for youth ages 8 and over, and adults for the purpose of starting sane conversations about money in the home. $14.99 for the participant’s book Trinity Episcopal Church, 234 Spring Garden St., Easton. To register go to www. trinityeaston.org or call 610-253-0792.
Beat the Sugar Blues! (November 10) and Eating for Energy (November 17) are two innovative workshops now being presented by holistic health coach, Sarah Fenley. Explore how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole, from food and exercise to career and relationships. She discusses concerns specific to you and your body and helps you discover the tools you need for a lifetime of balance. Greenshire Arts Consortium, 3650 Sterner Mill Road, Quakertown. To register contact Greenshire at 215-538-0976.
and Oiling of the human body is critical. Learn raw and vegan recipes that you can sample. 6:30 pm. Nature’s Way, 143 Northampton St, Easton. 610-263-0940. Free Introduction to Yoga – Experience the awesome benefits of yoga in a peaceful, supportive setting. All are welcome. 6:30-7:30pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 E. 4th St., Bethlehem. Please call to reserve your space. 610-867-9642. Creating the Strongest Foundation for Your Children – Sharifa Oppenheimer, author of the best selling book Heaven on Earth, presents tips for Parents. 7pm. $15. River Valley Waldorf School, 1395 Bridgeton Hill Rd, Upper Black Eddy. 610982-5605.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Family Culture and the Role of Discipline – Workshop by Sharifa Oppenheimer. 10 am. $15 or $25 for 11/4 lecture and 11/5 workshop. River Valley Waldorf School, 1395 Bridgeton Hill Rd, Upper Black Eddy. 610-982-5605.
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Transforming “Stress” Retreat – Fun, relaxing, and supportive 2 days! Experience healthy foods and a variety of natural healing techniques that will allow the tightness of your mind and body to slowly be released. You will leave with a renewed connection to your life force and with practical approaches for sustaining change. Sat. & Sun., $250 ($225 before Oct. 15), Twin Ponds, Fogelsville area, 610.395.3355 Introduction to Ayurveda – Join experienced practitioner Ed Zadlo D. Ay to explore this sacred practice of well-being for spirit, mind and body. Recognized as a complete system of mind/ body medicine, Ayurveda blends yoga, meditation, herbal medicine and dietary advice to stay healthy. 1-6pm. $45, pre-registration required. Emmaus Yoga, 860 Broad St., Ste 105, Emmaus. 610-421-8200. Effortless Meditation™ Introduction Class – Greg Schweitzer. Learn about this scientifically validated and physician recommended effortless practice that allows you to de-stress, revitalize and become healthier by taking you to a level of rest deeper than sleep! 9:00-10:30 am, $20/Intro Class, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville area. 610.395.3355 Living Healthy in a Toxic World – Learn the underlying cause of health problems and symptoms. Find out if toxins actually affect you and your health. Take the confusion out of your healthy lifestyle choices and really make your lifestyle work in your favor. Learn how to protect your unborn child from health effects of toxins. Noon. Maulfair Medical Center, 2970 Corporate Medical Center, Orefield. 610-682-2104.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Qigong: The Fire Beneath Chinese Medicine – With Brother Bernard Seif. Open to all - those with qigong experience or not. 1- 4 pm. $40. The Yoga Loft, 521 E. 4th St., Bethlehem. Register or direct questions to Hilary Smith at 610-751-6090.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Yoga - Improve overall well being, alleviate back pain, relieve stress, increase flexibility, & build strength through yoga focusing on proper alignment. For all levels. Beginners welcome. Weekly, 5:30-6:45pm and 7:15-8:30pm. Near Bethlehem Wegman’s. Yoga with Stephanie Snyder, a Registered Yoga Teacher, call 610-867-0116.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Green Drinks – This environmental cocktail hour is an informal monthly mixer that brings together folks who are interested in sustainable business,
Holiday Market Fundraiser & Blood Drive 2011 Saturday, November 5, 2011. 9am -2pm The 5th Annual Holiday Market, Blood Drive and Bake Sale includes crafters, independent consultants and small local businesses raising funds for Seven Generations Charter School. Vendors include: Plentiful Gardens, A Bobbin and a Weavin, Y Knot Alpacas, Bowdacious, Sensibly Organized Inc, Earth Purse, Green Bark Press, MBGdesign, and Chartreuse. Door prizes and gift basket raffles will be given. Vendor space may still be available. Seven Generations Charter School, 154 East Minor Street, Emmaus. 610.421.8844
Get to Know Us Mornings - Hanover Community Center is hosting two Get-to-Know-Us mornings on Wednesday 11/2 and 12/7. Wanted: individuals who enjoy a social and/or active lifestyle and want to meet like minded people! The open house includes: free exercise class at 8:30, facility tours, free 10 minute massages, Blood Pressure Screenings & refreshments! Meet the staff and learn about the many opportunities available to you! You do not have to live in Hanover to come to this event! 8:30 to 10:30 am 3660 Jacksonville Rd., Bethlehem.
Upper Bucks, Near Lake Nockamixon 3620 Sterner Mill Road, Quakertown PA www.greenshirearts.org 215-538-0976 Please register for all activities.
savethedate Intro to Trager© Workshop Saturday, February 25 - 9-6pm Learn the principles behind this unique approach to the body and life. Play with the weight and feel how your soft hands and attitude can deeply affect your clients. Come reconnect and reinforce your work if you have already had an Intro Workshop. This is the first step in becoming a Trager© Practitioner. 8 CEU hours for National Certification or state licensing requirements. $150 before Dec 14 then $175 policy and living. 5:30 pm every second Wednesday of each month. Allentown Brew Works, 812 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Sacred Divine Geometry - Awaken and invoke the powers of the three primary Sacred Geometries (pyramid, cube and sphere) within your body. Experience activating a room and learn how to transform a room into a Sacred Temple. Learn tools of protection for yourself and your property. $85. Easton. Contact Marcella 610-248-2358 Air Sealing & Insulation – Get ready for winter with a free “Go Green” discussion hosted AFC First Financial Corporation in conjunction with its Green Energy Training Center. Energy saving tips equate to personal savings for you. 6-7:30pm. 1005 Brookside Road, Allentown. To register contact Susan Mooring at 610-433-2687.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Cooking Class, Healthy Thanksgiving Classics – with Gale Maleskey. Learn how to make healthier versions of filling and gravy, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, cranberries, and tast an organic, heirloom, locally raised turkey. 5:30-8:00 pm, $35, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area, Pre-register 610.395.3355 Thanksgiving Meal Make-Over – Learn how to slim down filling and gravy, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Taste an heirloom, locally-raised turkey. $35. 5:30 - 8 p.m. Call 610395-3355. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. Class by Gale Maleskey, MS, RD. Women Choosing Self Worth – Four powerful and inspiring speakers will share their stories relating
how their careers and lives have benefited from knowing, embracing and nurturing their self worth. $50 Mountain View Chalet is located at 54 State Road 173 in Asbury, N.J. 908-735-4660.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Dance Movement Therapy, 4 Day Workshop – with Suzanne Hastie. Students and clinicians will focus on constructing Kestenberg Movement Profiles 2: Tension Flow Attributes, Pre-efforts, Shaping in Directions, and shaping in Planes. Ends Nov. 15th, $750, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area, 610.395.3355 Inner Light Spiritual Holistic Expo – Bringing the gifts of mind, body, spirit Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown. Learn about connections first hand. 10am to 5pm. $5; free/children under 12. 50 Sunnybrook Rd. For more info call 610-413-8191. Grand Opening – You’re invited to learn more about how Shaklee products can improve your health and the health of your home. Enter to win a door prize. 2pm. RSVP appreciated. 3849 Township Line Road Bethlehem. 484-515-8138
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Inner Light Spiritual Holistic Expo – See SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 - Meditation for Everyone – A Class for beginners and beyond includes stretching and preparing the whole body/mind to sit comfortably and meditate, a short but powerful practice to awaken the energy body, and a 31 minute meditation. Finish with a deep rest. Please call to RSVP. 4:30-6pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E 4th St, Bethlehem. 610.867.9642
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Weight Control Group Program – 4 sessions: Tues. November 15th & 29th and December 13th& 27th, 2011. 6-7:30pm. $175 includes Manual, CDs, & DVDs. For more information or to register contact: Bev Bley, L.P.N;C.M.Ht. at C.H.A.N.G.E. 610-7978250. 2020 Downyflake Ln, Ste 302B Allentown. The Dynamic Duo – Learn how the conscious and subconscious minds can work in unison and harmony to enhance your health, happiness and productivity. $25. For more information or to register contact: Bev Bley, L.P.N;C.M.Ht. at C.H.A.N.G.E. 610-7978250.2020 Downyflake Ln, Suite 302B Allentown.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Observation Morning – This is a wonderful opportunity to get a taste of what Waldorf education has to offer
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Native American Flute 101 - November 5, 2pm- 4pm - Learn to create beautiful music on the Native American flute. Learn skills in playing music that can soothe the heart, inspire your personal creativity, assist in meditation: finger placement, breathing, personal style.$88 includes high-quality Spanish Cedar flute, instructional CD and Booklet! Ian Haag, Rainbows of Healing. Registration: 267-8408003 or email@example.com Reiki I Certification: November 12 - Usui lineage of Reiki. Includes history of Reiki, first degree Reiki attunements, hand positions for treatments on self and others, body/mind/spirit connection, practice of Reiki techniques, printed manual. Taught in a way that will enhance your spiritual transformation. Arlene Curley, Reiki Master Teacher, Intuitive Healer. $100. Beat the Sugar Blues! (series) - November 10, 6:30pm – 8:30pm - Craving sweets? Low energy and fatigue? You may have the Sugar Blues. Many of today’s sweets are full of refined sugar that sends our blood sugar and emotions on a wild roller coaster. Explore the causes of sugar cravings, learn practical tools to manage them, permanently change your relationship to sugar. Sarah Fenley, holistic health coach. $20/ class or $30/series. Free personal consultations available when registering for the series. Eating for Energy (series) - November 17, 6:30 – 8:30 - How would your life be different if you had an abundance of energy? Smile more, dream bigger, work smarter? Many factors contribute to your sense of vitality: foods you eat, air you breathe, relationships you choose. Just like sugar, these same factors can drain your energy and diminish your joy if they aren’t feeding you in a positive way. Explore foods and lifestyle choices that provide vibrant energy, and ways to incorporate them into your life. Sarah Fenley, holistic health coach. $20/ class or $30/series. Medicine Drum-Making Workshop - December 4, 10am – 4pm - Make your own single-sided shaman drum by using a wooden frame and a stretched rawhide head. Great for drumming circles and meditation! Learn the care and feeding of your drum, and how to use it in healing and cleansing ceremonies. $165, includes all materials for a 16” diameter drum and beater. Valarie and Ian Haag, Rainbows of Healing. Registration: 267-840-8003 or val@ rainbowsofhealing.com. Spiritual Discussion Group - First Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm - This gathering is for people of all faiths who would like to delve into a deeper understanding of spirituality, our connection to God, each other and the Universe. Explore topics and practices focusing on spiritual transformation and alchemical healing. Arlene Curley: intuitive healer, Reiki Master/Teacher. $20.
by viewing student work, observing in the classrooms and speaking with the faculty and staff. 9:30 am. River Valley Waldorf School, 1395 Bridgeton Hill Rd, Upper Black Eddy. 610-982-5605.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Effortless Meditation™ Introduction Class – Greg Schweitzer. Learn about this scientifically validated and physician recommended effortless practice that allows you to de-stress, revitalize and become healthier by taking you to a level of rest deeper than sleep! 9-10:30am, $20/Intro Class, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355 Nutritional Live Blood Cell Analysis – A unique method of examining a small droplet of blood to reveal information on the general wellness and nutritional needs of the individual. Blood screenings along with a 20-30 minute consultation are
savethedate A Natural Medicine Forum Wednesday, November 16 - 6pm Join us for a free, informal Question and Answer Forum with Dr. Michael Jude Loquasto ND, PHD, DC. Bring your health related questions and benefit from Dr. Mike’s 45 years of experience in Natural Health. Understand how chiropractic internal medicine, custom herbal formulations and non-invasive oral chelation can benefit you. All are welcome. Held at A Natural Medicine Clinic, 2571 Baglyos Circle, Suite B-27, Bethlehem. Call 484-821-1460 for more information.
savethedate Foodie for the Moodie™ Seasonal Opportunities for The Mind, Body & Palate. 11/16/11, 12/7/11 & 1/25/12 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Join Alexandra Vandak, MS, LPC, creator of ruLiving® and nationally recognized Chef, Michael Adams for an evening seminar & cooking class. Program covers information on maintaining a healthy mood through food allergy awareness, alkaline diet and encouraging seasonal local food. Chef Adams will guide you through cooking tips & techniques to create flavorful dishes. $65 pp or $100 for two. Sun Inn, 563 Main Street, Bethlehem. Call 610-6915483 to register.
savethedate The Bhagavad Gita with Terry Coe. December 9th-11th The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important spiritual texts in the Vedic tradition. It gives spiritual wisdom between the teacher and student and give a wonderful description of karma yoga. This class will provide an overview of the main topics in each of the Gita’s 18 chapters, drawing upon the traditional Sanskrit commentary of Adi Shankara. Fri 6-9:15pm, Sat 1:30-5pm, Sun 9am-12:30pm. $165 before Nov 24. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E. 4th St, Bethlehem. www.theyogaloftofbethlehem.com 610.867.9642
performed by Gwen Ward N.D. $60. Health Habits Natural Food Store on RT 873 in Schencksville Call 610-767-3100 to schedule an appointment
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Rhythms of Wellness - Suzanne Hastie. Learn 10 unique developmental rhythms in a fun way to understand yourself and children (from embryo to adulthood). Learn your strengths and how to relate to each other.10:00 am-12 noon, $45, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355. Partner Yoga – With Deanna Nagle & Brian Toseland. Join us for a fun night of partner yoga and bring more vitality and connection to your relationships and to yourself. All levels are welcome! 7-9pm. Please call to RSVP. The Yoga Loft or Bethlehem, 521 E 4th St, Bethlehem. 610-867-9642.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Effortless Meditation™ Introduction Class – Greg Schweitzer. Learn about this scientifically validated and physician recommended effortless practice that allows you to de-stress, revitalize and become healthier by taking you to a level of rest deeper than sleep! 9:00-10:30 am, $20/Intro Class, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355. Healthy Aging Seminar – Dr. Maulfair will present a seminar discussing the problems of aging including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and lack of energy. Learn the causes of these problems; they are not what you have been led to believe. The science of Chelation Therapy will be fully explained. Noon. Maulfair Medical Center, 2970 Corporate Medical Center, Orefield. 610-682-2104. Qigong: Cultivating Balance, The Dao Yin-Five Element Series – with Mark Reinhart. This series is an easy to learn, well balanced set of exercises that can be used on a daily basis to balance one’s body, mind, and spirit. 11am-4pm, $150. Twin Ponds, Fogelsville area, 610-395-3355.
savethedate REIKI LEVEL 1 BECOME A CERTIFIED PRACTIONER Sunday November 6, 2011 Washington, NJ Miriam Rosenberg, Reiki Master teaches this gentle holistic modality of “hands-on” healing, Reiki offers a great flow of positive energy, relief from pain and more! $125. For more information please call 908.520.0382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
savethedate Get Hot Seven Days a Week - Push yourself to your edge in Lehigh Valley Yoga’s new Hot Yoga room. These challenging Vinyasa flow classes is held in a ninety-eight degree room designed to build strength and stamina while offering detoxifing benefits. Sunday at 10 a.m.; Monday at 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday at 6 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesdays at 7p.m.; Thursdays at noon, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 6 p.m.; and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and noon. Lehigh Valley Yoga, 1701 Union Blvd in Allentown. Call 610-776-2676 or visit LVYoga.com
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Padmasana - The Lotus Pose – Demystify Padmasana and unlock your potential. With Sandra Kessel. Whether you think Padmasana is unattainable, or whether it is already a regular part of your yoga practice, you are invited to an afternoon of beauty, elegance, and maybe some surprises. 2-4:30pm. The Yoga Loft or Bethlehem, 521 E. 4th St, Bethlehem. 610-867-9642.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Relax & Renew Restorative Yoga – For Everyone. With Alysha Pfeiffer. All postures are done with the support of yoga props such as blankets, bolsters, etc. This monthly class is great for those who want to release tension and stress from their lives. 4-6pm. The Yoga Loft or Bethlehem, 521 E 4th St. Bethlehem. 610.867.9642.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Smoking Cessation Group Program – 3 sessions: Tues. November 29th and December 13th& 27th 7:308:30pm. $150 includes Manual, CDs, & DVD. For more information or to register contact Bev Bley L.P.N;C.M.Ht. at C.H.A.N.G.E. 610.797.8250. 2020 Downyflake Ln, Ste 302B Allentown.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 Effortless Meditation™ Introduction Class – Greg Schweitzer. Learn about this scientifically validated and physician recommended effortless practice that allows you to de-stress, revitalize and become healthier by taking you to a level of rest deeper than sleep! 7:30-9pm, $20/Intro Class, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area, 610.395.3355
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 Free Introduction to Yoga – Experience the awesome benefits of yoga in a peaceful, supportive setting. All are welcome. 6:30-7:30pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 E. 4th St., Bethlehem. Please call to reserve your space. 610-867-9642.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 Indiemade Craft Market – Annual winter craft show and funky holiday extravaganza will feature over 40 juried crafters as well as music, a D.I.Y. demonstration area, cocktails and more. 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Starlight Ballroom, Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front Street in Allentown.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 Free Intro to Tai Chi – Come out and try Moving Meditation. All are welcome! 7:45-8:45pm. Please call to RSVP. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 Free Intro to Tai Chi – Come out and try Moving Meditation. All are welcome! 10:00-10:55am. Please call to RSVP. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 Free Intro to Tai Chi – Come out and try Moving Meditation. All are welcome! 7:45-8:45pm. Please call to RSVP. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 E 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642.
Yoga Level 1&2 – Create strength and flexibility in the body. Learn Sun Salutations, dynamic standing postures, balance, and work on preparations for intermediate poses including shoulderstand and handstand. 9:30-11am. $15. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610-867-9642.
Tai Chi with Hilary Smith – Tai Chi increases strength, and promotes calm and harmony by improving the flow of energy in the body. Classes are a combination of group and individual instruction. 6:30-7:45pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610.867.9642.
Zumba – A Latin-inspired, dance fitness class that includes international music and dance moves. Integrates aerobic, interval, and resistance training to maximize caloric output, cardiovascular improvement, and total body toning. 7:15-8:15pm. $15 or 8wks/$99. The Yoga Loft, 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610-867-9642.
MAREA Meeting – Monthly meetings of the MidAtlantic Renewable Energy Association held the last Tuesday of the month. Open to the public and free of charge. Held at TEK Park in Breinigsville at 7p.m. Get involved with planning the annual Energy Festival. Visit www.themarea.org for more information.
Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga – Gentle vinyasa flow yoga for mixed levels. Take time to honor the body and the spirit. Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township every Monday 7:15pm-8:05pm. $5/walk-in. 610-252-2098.
Pre/Postnatal Yoga – For pre and post natal moms – babies welcome in this class! (pre-crawlers only). 6-wks/$75. Call to register. The Yoga Loft, 521 E 4th St., 3rd Fl. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642.
Jyorei Exchange – The first Monday of each month experience Jyorei energy is offered free. Receive some goodness. It only takes a little while and all you have to do is sit and relax. 6-7pm. St John’s UCC, 257 W. Walnut St. Kutztown, 610-756-6466
Free Reiki Clinic – Collaborating practitioners serve all who want to experience the healing benefits of Reiki. 1st Tuesday of every month. Sessions are 20 minutes each. 6-8:30pm. RSVP required to 610-739-4201. Church of the Manger, 1401 Greenview Drive, Bethlehem. Near Westgate Mall
FREE Yoga Class – Join The Yoga Project girls to relax and unwind after a long weekend. Experience an invigorating practice accessible to all levels, with modifications and props available. With three great instructors, you can’t go wrong! 6pm. Emmaus Yoga, 860 Broad St., Suite 105, Emmaus. 610-421-8200.
Yoga - Improve overall well being, alleviate back pain, relieve stress, increase flexibility, & build strength through yoga focusing on proper alignment. For all levels. Beginners welcome. Weekly, 5:306:45pm and 7:15-8:30pm. Near Bethlehem Wegman’s. Yoga with Stephanie Snyder, a Registered Yoga Teacher, call 610-867-0116.
Sunday Services – Metaphysical and non-denominational. Rev. Lloyd Moll, Pastor - Unique Sunday services 10:30 am. St. John’s Church of Faith, 607 Washington Street Allentown PA. 610-776-7211
Yoga/Level 3 – Looking for a more challenging yoga class? This class will include arm balances and inversions as well as more intermediate and advanced variations of the asanas you know and love. 9-10:25am. The Yoga Loft 521 E 4 th St., Bethlehem. 610-867-9642.
Fundamentals of Yoga - LeeAnn Price. Enjoy oneon-one assistance for all levels and experience the therapeutic benefits including increased flexibility and improved coordination. Gain core strength and quiet a stressed mind using deep breathing and guided relaxation. 10-11am, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355
daily Care Alternatives Volunteers – Care Alternatives is actively recruiting Reiki Practitioners, Certified Massage Therapists and Comfort Volunteers to impact the lives of Hospice patients. 866-821-1212. Hike, Bike and Kayak – Join the Sierra Club of the Lehigh Valley and enjoy nature. See meetup site for activities: www.meetup.com/Sierra-ClubLehigh-Valley-Group/
ICAN of Lehigh Valley Monthly Support Meeting - The International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) of Lehigh Valley provides support for women recovering from cesarean and who are planning Vaginal Birth after Cesarean. The 3rd Sunday of EVERY month. 1-3pm. Free and open to the public. Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, Allentown. 610-316-7968.
monday Community Exchange Time Bank - When neighbors exchange services everyone benefits. Group Orientations held on the Third Monday of each month at The Center for Healthy Aging at LV Hospital, 17th and Chew Streets, Allentown. 610-969-2486. Guided Relaxation/Rejuvenation Yoga – Joe Premecz. A sublime state of deep peace. This class utilizes gentle, restorative yoga poses, simple breathing techniques, and guided imagery and visualizations. Suitable for seniors and individuals with injuries, and/or limited mobility. 5:30-6:30 pm, $96/8 classes, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area. 610-395-3355 Laughing Yoga - Carol Siddiqi, Join us for a fun and health producing laugh/movement session that will get your endorphins flowing. This easily learned skill has powerful preventive and therapeutic values. 6:45-7:45 pm. Twin Ponds Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355
Coordination Pattern™ Movement Training – Betsy Wetzig. With simple, easy exercises, learn to understand and use the essential connection between your movement and your mind to improve the way you function, both physically & mentally. 7-8pm, $75/6 wks, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355 Qigong – Hilary Smith. For a healthier body, a quieter mind and increased vitality, join us as we meld together physical movement, breath control and mental focus. 10-11am, $84/8 classes, Twin Ponds, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355 Feldenkrais® Method - Carol Siddiqi. This method of gentle movements helps you improve your capabilities and overcome injuries by teaching your brain to re-organize and rebuild physical movements. 5:45-6:45pm, $75/6 classes, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area, 610.395.3355 Mixed Levels Yoga– Mike Pope. This class teaches the fundamentals of yoga while progressively building strength, maintaining healthy weight, and increasing flexibility and confidence. Get to know your “self.” 6:45-8pm. Twin Ponds Integrative Center, Fogelsville Area 610.395.3355 Candlelit Restorative Yoga – With Alysha Pfeiffer. This class is for those who would like to work at a slower pace, or anyone who has not been physically active lately and would like to ease themselves into movement. 7:30-8:45. $15. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610.867.9642
Living Green in the Lehigh Valley – Environmental-themed segments about reducing one’s carbon footprint will air during “On the Media” on WDIY 88.1 FM. Produced locally by Annie Prince and Bruce Wilson. 6pm. Visit www.wdiy. org to listen online.
wednesday Max Meditation – Start the evening with balancing your Chi, learning to release stress through breathing, releasing stress from all your body and learning to quiet the mind. 7:30-8:30pm. Donation. Easton. Contact Marcella 610-248-2358. Kripalu Yoga – Kripalu is meditation in motion. Ann Friedenheim makes the class comfortable no matter what level your practice. Beginners will find this class nurturing; more advanced students will be challenged. You’ll be guided through asanas, pranayama, mudras and deep relaxation. 4:15p.m. Emmaus Yoga, 860 Broad St., Suite 105, Emmaus. 610-421-8200. Sierra Club Meeting – Join us at our monthly meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month except July. All are welcome. Bring ideas and environmental concerns. 7pm. Room 640S, Fowler Center, NCCC, Third and Buchanan Streets, South Bethlehem. Email email@example.com for more info. Tai Chi – A Moving Meditation – Hilary Smith. Learn to keep the muscles active but relaxed, the mind alert but calm, and body movements flowing but well coordinated for many physical and mental benefits. 5:30-6:30 pm, $84/8 classes, call for start dates. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355. Living Green in the Lehigh Valley – Environmental-themed segments about reducing one’s carbon footprint will air during “All Things Considered” on WDIY 88.1 FM. Produced locally by Annie Prince and Bruce Wilson. 5:45pm. Visit www.wdiy.org to listen online. Mixed Levels Yoga - Katja Huiras. Learn the holistic approach of yoga: the working together of body, mind and spirit in order to strive for health and happiness. Emphasizing alignment and use of props. Good for everybody, no matter what age, shape and fitness level. 6:45-8pm. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355.
Massage at Steel Stacks – Ladies Night Every Wednesday evening at ArtsQuest Steel Stacks. 5:308:30pm. Call 484-223-4652 for more information. Tai Chi – Tai Chi increases strength, and promotes calm and harmony by improving the flow of energy in the body. Classes are a combination of group and individual instruction. 11-12:15pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610.867.9642 Yoga/Gentle – This class is for those who would like to work at a slower pace, those recovering from injury, or anyone who has not been physically active lately and would like to work more gently at first. 9:15-10:30am. $15. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610.867.9642 Yoga/Level 1 – Learn correct alignment and breathing in fundamental yoga postures. Ideal, but not limited too those who are new to yoga, or those who have minimal yoga experience. 6-7:15pm. $15. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610.867.9642 Kundalini Yoga with Ravi Hari - Join veteran certified instructor and psychotherapist, Ravi Hari for this dynamic blend of movement, breath, postures, and sound. 25 yrs exp. Prepare to move and to be moved. All levels. 6-7:30 pm. $15. North Bethlehem location. Call for information and directions. 610-868-1296. Easton/Bethlehem Area Lyme Support Group – Meets the first Wednesday of every month to discuss and answer questions. 7 to 8:30pm. Country Meadows, 4035 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem. Open to public. Contact Heidi Healy at 610-882-2253 with questions. Spiritual Healing and Meditation – 7 PM - 9 PM - 1st Wednesday of the months of October thru June. Weather permitting. Everyone is welcome. St. John’s Church of Faith, 607 Washington Street Allentown PA. 610-791-2641 The One Command® – Learn the six simple steps to tap into your unlimited potential and financial good. Stops your negative thinking in a moment, sends a command for your good and attracts it to you - in some cases almost instantly! First Wednesday each month - Free Teleseminar 9pm. Call to RSVP 610.833.8132 Free Guided Meditation -2nd Wednesday of the month. Barbara Fenton will introduce you to the principals of meditation in general. Meditation is a technology that benefits, body, mind, and soul. 6:30-7:30pm. Must RSVP limited space. Abiba Wellness, 860 Broad St. Emmaus. 610-967-5106. Infertility Support Group – 3rd Wednesday of the month. This group is for women who have Fertility Issues. Free. 6:30-8:30pm. M us t RSVP limited space. Abiba Well ness, 860 Broad St. Emmaus. 610-967-5106.
thursday Weekly Stress Relief Coaching Group – Join others in a group setting to manage stress with multiple holistic approaches. 9:15-10:30am or 5:15- 6:30pm. $25 session. Creative Holistic Therapy, 3037 S. Pike Avenue (Rte 145) #105, Allentown. Call 610-2820709 to register.
Reiki & Aromatherapy Healing Circle -Barbara Fenton, Certified Reiki Master/Teacher invites anyone to attend who wants to learn more about the healing arts of Reiki and Aromatherapy. Lecture, meditation, and mini Reiki session. Last Thursday of each month, 6:30-8pm. $10. Practitioners are welcome. 860 Broad Street, Suite 101, Emmaus. 610-967-5106. Free Herbal Consultations – Learn a natural way to address health and wellness issues. Herbalist available for Free Mini Consult, Every Thursday 11am -5pm. David Harder RH (AHG) at Nature’s Way, Easton. 610-253-0940. Beginner’s Yoga – Bonita Cassel. Attention to alignment and self love make this class a perfect one for those beginning or challenged with limitations. 5:45-6:45pm. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area. 610.395.3355 Community Exchange Time Bank - When neighbors exchange services everyone benefits. Group Orientations held on the 1st Wednesday of each month 6-8pm at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenburg Campus, RT22 and Shoenersville Rd, Bethlehem. 610-969-2486 for more information. Iyengar Yoga, Mixed Levels - Diana Erney. The class will emphasize body alignment in order to develop strength, balance, and flexibility. Poses will be modified using props such as blocks and blankets to assist students as they seek to go deeper into each pose. 7-8:15pm. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355 Tai Chi with Hilary Smith – Tai Chi increases strength, and promotes calm and harmony by improving the flow of energy in the body. Combination of group and individual instruction. 6:30-7:45pm. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610.867.9642 Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga - Gentle vinyasa flow yoga for mixed levels. Take time to honor the body and the spirit. Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township every Thursday 9:30am-10:20am and 7pm-7:50pm. $5/walk-in. 610-252-2098. Yoga/Level 1 – Learn correct alignment and breathing in fundamental yoga postures. Ideal, but not limited too those new to yoga, or those who have minimal yoga experience. 9:45-11am. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610.867.9642 Yoga/Level 2 &3 – Requires previous yoga experience and offers challenging Vinyasa Flow sequences. Inversions, arm balances and full backbends and more advanced postures that are practiced regularly in class. 6:00-7:25pm. $15. The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, 521 East 4th St, Bethlehem. 610.867.9642 Coordination Pattern™ Movement Training – Betsy Wetzig. With simple, easy exercises, learn to understand and use the essential connection between your movement and your mind to improve the way you function, both physically & mentally. 7-8pm. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610-395-3355 Oneness Blessings - 7 PM - 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. St. John’s Church of Faith, 607 Washington Street, Allentown PA. 610-776-7211
friday Beginner’s Yoga - Bonita Cassel. Attention to alignment and self-love make this class a perfect one for those beginning or challenged with limitations. 10-11am. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355 Kripalu Yoga/Feldenkrais® - Carol Siddiqi. The basics of yoga with the gentle movements of Feldenkrais will help you perform your daily activities with greater ease, with pleasure and without pain by helping you develop greater self-awareness. 11:30 am-12:30pm. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355 Core Focus Yoga – During this dynamic flow class you will learn sun salutations, standing poses, balance, forward folding, back bending, and much more. 9:30-10:45am. The Yoga Loft 521 E 4th St., Bethlehem. 610-867-9642. All Level Yoga – With Brian Toseland - Join Brian for a challenging and inspiring flow practice. This class is for those who wish to deepen there practice leave negativity on the yoga mat to start the weekend right. 4:30-5:55pm. The Yoga Loft, 521 East 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-9642. Gentle Yoga – Growing our Gusto for Infinite Goodness. Weekly donation-based yoga class in Easton. Beginners, all levels and all ages welcome. Class leans toward gentle yoga, with playful and uplifting energy. 5-6pm at Kim’s Healing Center, 1223 Butler St., Easton. 610-559-7280. FREE Intro to Yoga – The First Friday of the month. 6:30–7:30pm. Call to register. The Yoga Loft 521 E 4th St., Bethlehem. 610-867-9642.
saturday Yoga/Mixed Level – Fun and challenging class teaches sun salutations, standing poses, balance, forward folding, back bending, and much more. 12:15-1:30pm $15. The Yoga Loft 521 E 4th St., Bethlehem. 610-867-9642. Mini Spiritual Holistic Fair – 2nd Saturday of the months of March, April, June, August, October, and November. 10 am to 3 pm. St. John’s Church of Faith, 607 Washington Street Allentown. 610776-7211 Bike Lessons – Learn to ride a bicycle at any age. Ride confidently in any traffic situation. Learn how to maintain/repair your bicycle. Year-round. Certified instructors. CAT-Coalition for Appropriate Transportation Downtown Bethlehem. 610954-5744 Yoga - Improve overall well being, alleviate back pain, relieve stress, increase flexibility, & build strength through yoga focusing on proper alignment. For all levels. Beginners welcome. Weekly, 9:00-10:15am. Near Bethlehem Wegman’s. Yoga with Stephanie Snyder, a Registered Yoga Teacher, call 610-867-0116.
communityresourceguide Connecting you to the leaders in natural healthcare and green living in our community. To find out how you can be included in the Community Resource Guide email firstname.lastname@example.org to request our media kit. ACUPUNCTURE BALANCED ACUPUNCTURE Heather Shoup, L.Ac. 2299 Brodhead Rd., Suite A Bethlehem, PA 18020 610-393-7589 www.balancedacupuncture.net
A patient centered wellness community, where treatment is individually tailored. Heather promotes health and wellness by creating balance in the body. Acupuncture specializing in anxiety, depression, digestive, and cancer support.
LIVEWELL INTEGRATED HEALTH LLC
Dr. Robert W. Livingston III, DC, L.Ac. Dr. Jennifer K. Bollinger, DC, L.Ac. 8026 Hamilton Blvd. Trexlertown, PA 18087 610-395-5509 LiveWellIntegratedHealth.com
LiveWell Integrated Health offers traditional Chinese acupuncture, chiropractic, body work, and nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Being healthy is a lifestyle choice.... choose to LiveWell. See ad page 50.
AROMATHERAPY CLASSICAL 5 ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE
J.L.Collins M.Ac.,Lic.Ac.,NCCAOM Diplomat 2020 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 610-317-6064
5 Element Acupuncture addresses the deepest level of disharmony in the body/mind/spirit, known as the causative factor. Traditional Chinese medicine for relief for acute conditions and chronic conditions. Practicing for 28 years. Certified in Chinese herbal pharmacology from New England School of Acupuncture.
LEHIGH VALLEY ORIENTAL MEDICINE CENTRE Ming ming and David Molony 101 Bridge Street Catasauqua, PA 18032 610-264-2755
Acupuncture and herbal medicine with capable, experienced practitioners. Practicing acupuncture in the Lehigh Valley since 1988. Acupuncture, herbs, dietary consultation, and other aspects of Oriental Medicine provide a complete healing system for health and regeneration, enhancing the outcome of Conventional care
LISA BAAS ACUPUNCTURE & ORIENTAL MEDICINE
YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS
Jackie Kern, Independent Distributor 800-759-6850 Wellnessfromtheearth.vibrantscents.com
Young Living has specialized in growing, distilling, and selling therapeutic-grade,organic Essential Oils for 20 years. Over 130 Essential Oils & Oil blends available for health & wellness, as well as essential oil-enhanced nutritional supplements/products for kids, Personal Care, Dental, & Home! Income opportunities Also Available.
BODYWORK ELEMENTS OF HEALING Heather Terrible West Bethlehem PA 484-626-2920
MARIE RUXTON THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE Marie Ruxton CMT, CN 628 Chestnut Street Emmaus, PA 18049 610-965-2500
Marie is a certified massage therapist trained since 1997 in Advanced Myofascial Release Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Ear Candling, Homeopathy and Holistic Nutrition. Offers comprehensive custom bodywork for those wanting to overcome chronic pain and movement problems. Sessions range from a (2 hour) Head to Toe meltdown massage to “Just Neck and Head” massage for those needing stress relief. Gift certificates available. See ad page 25.
MODERN CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY David Nemeroff, NCBTMB 2008 Eberhart Rd, Whitehall, PA 18052 610-737-4212 www.therapy4healing.com
Restore balance to your body and decrease pain with the power of Craniosacral Therapy. This gentle and non-invasive western osteopathic technique can help relieve many pain issues including migraines, back pain, neck problems, vertigo, TMJ, stress, neurological issues and much more. David Nemeroff also works with your pet’s problems like hip dysplasia, mobility issues and cribbing. See ad page 31.
Allow your body to heal itself and restore your vital life force with Shiatsu. Relieve stress, anxiety, back pain, digestive issues and headaches. Shiatsu also helps with fertility and reproductive problems. Move stagnant energy, remove blockages and create balance in the body’s major energy systems. Trained at International School of Shiatsu. Available by appointment. See ad, page 25.
LIVEWELL INTEGRATED HEALTH LLC
Dr. Robert W. Livingston III, DC, L.Ac. Dr. Jennifer K. Bollinger, DC, L.Ac. 8026 Hamilton Blvd. Trexlertown, PA 18087 610-395-5509 LiveWellIntegratedHealth.com
860 Broad St., Suite 100 Emmaus, PA 18049 610-967-0515 www.youracupuncturerx.com
LiveWell Integrated Health offers traditional Chinese acupuncture, chiropractic, body work, and nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Being healthy is a lifestyle choice.... choose to LiveWell. See ad page 50.
Board certified and licensed Acupuncturist, Dietary and Lifestyle counseling, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs, Laser Acupuncture, Magnetic therapy (A.R.T.) Autonomic ResponseTesting for Detox and more. 20 years of holistic healing.
COLON HYDROTHERAPY PATHWAYS HOLISTIC CENTER
4833 Chestnut St. Emmaus, PA 18049 610.966.7001 www.pathwaysholistic.com
Cleansing and rebuilding the colon is one of the most essential steps to enhancing your health & wellbeing and reclaiming your life. Safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine. Full services available on site, in addition to educational and teaching seminars to certify interested parties. See ad, page 44.
NEW LEAF WELLNESS CENTER 21 Main Street Clinton, NJ 08809 908-713-1900 NewLeafWellness.com
ALEXANDRA T. MILSPAW
623 W. Union Blvd, Suite 1, Bethlehem, PA 18018 484-894-1246 alexandramilspaw.vpweb.com
Rejuvinate your life through integrative approaches of whole-body healing, relaxation and transformation. Certified in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, hypnotherapy, counseling, and education. Specializing in chronic pain, sexual health, stress management, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Carol Siddiqi FGNA, RYT
Offering colon hydrotherapy, detoxification, wellness coaching and other services to cleanse, maintain and restore health. Colonics are a hygienic and safe method of removing toxins, can boost your immune system, restore proper ph in the body and restore regular bowel movement.
Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 628 Twin Ponds Rd, West Lehigh Valley 610-395-3355 www.twinpondscenter.com
The Feldenkrais Method reconnects the body to its natural movements, focusing on the relationship between motion and thought. It works with the nervous system, rather than muscles or bones, to improve everyday motion, such as walking, running, golfing, biking, yoga, posture, breathing, etc.
COUNSELING – HOLISTIC
MEG DEAK MCAT, LPC
Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 628 Twin Ponds Rd, West Lehigh Valley 610-395-3355 twinpondscenter.com
Practical, innovative tools and techniques to help you let go – relieve tension, stress and anxiety; release anger, fear, guilt and sadness; recover from trauma and abuse; increase creativity and problem solving skills. I’d be happy to talk with you about your specific needs.
PATHWAYS HOLISTIC CENTER 4833 Chestnut St. Emmaus, PA 18049 610.966.7001 www.pathwaysholistic.com
Combining a variety of the finest holistic healing methods, we help shape your new path to reclaim life and become balanced & whole once again. Over 15 years of restoring health from within by cleansing, nourishing. Comprehensive physical, mental, spiritual and emotional healing services offered plus nutrition programs, prepared foods, retreats, catering services. See ad, page 44.
Over 20 practitioners offering techniques for stress management, relaxation, mind/ movement challenges, life & professional concerns, emotional distress, weight management, spine/joint pain, and much more. Call today for more information or to register for a private session, class, workshop or retreat. See ad, page 19.
NICOS C. ELIAS FUNERAL HOME, INC
A holistic counselor and coach, using hypnotherapy, chakra energy clearing, Reiki, mindfulness & more to help you shift from limited, fear-based thinking, believing, and behaving patterns into living from your magnificent essence. Experience joy as you resonate with higher vibrational frequencies in all aspects of your life.
Dedicated to helping people improve the quality of life while they strengthen, revitalize, and explore new horizons through holistic studies, creative arts, conversation, retreats and community involvement. In a nurturing atmosphere, individuals are invited to experience Greenshire’s space for peace while awakening to the Art of Inspired Living. See ad, page 53.
Vegan, organic food for every occasion. Let chef Wendy Landiak of BALASIA prepare your party, wedding, corporate catering or any other occasion. Visit the Honey Underground Supper Club at same address. A member of the VECO Wedding Group. Follow BALASIA on twitter and like us on Facebook for all the latest events.
1153 Gravel Pike Hereford, PA 18056 484-330-6405 balasia.net
Nicos C. Elias, Supervisor Allentown, Pa. 610-433-2200 www.eliasfuneralhome.com
GREENSHIRE ARTS CONSORTIUM
Institute for Holistic Studies Directors: Jim and Arlene Curley Quakertown, Pennsylvania 215-538-0976 GreenshireArts.org
TWIN PONDS INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CENTER
Smart Solutions and Creative Holistic Therapy 3037 S. Pike Ave. #105 Allentown, PA 18103
BALASIA A GREEN WORLD CAFÉ
REV. LYN S. FELIX, MSW, LCSW, CHT, RM
Mr. Elias offers several different green and eco-friendly funeral plans using biodegradable caskets, preservation without chemicals, and earth friendly paper goods. A natural, back to the earth approach. Biodegradable urns for those choosing cremation. Also offering assistance with home-based funerals
628 Twin Ponds Rd Fogelsville Area, 610-395-3355 www.twinpondscenter.com
HOLISTIC HEALTH ABIBA WELLNESS
Barbara Fenton 860 Broad St., Suite 101 Emmaus, PA 18049 610-967-5106 www.abiba.com
Helping individuals find their inner balance, beauty, and peace while enhancing their harmony, happiness, and overall wellness. Offering Reiki, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, and other healing modalities in a relaxing environment. Seminars, workshops, healing retreats, and Certified Reiki classes are available.
ALCHEMICAL HEALING MODALITIES
Arlene Curley, BA, Intuitive Healer Quakertown PA 18951 215-538-0976 www.OnerayTransformation.com
Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 628 Twin Ponds Rd., West Lehigh Valley 610-395-3355 www.twinpondscenter.com
Oneray integrates both ancient and emerging wisdom, resulting in an engaging process that takes us to a place of fresh air, where we can realize a deep sense of alignment with our life purpose. CranioSacral, Reiki, Energy Balancing, Personal Mentoring, Reiki Instruction and Transformational Workshops. See ad, page 53.
DANCING DRAGONFLIES WISDOM Ingrid Geronimo Founder & Life Coach 888-228-0244 / 908-213-3214 www.dancingdragonflieswisdom.com
Intuitive Life Coach to help you uncover and overcome the limited self-talk that has kept you from living the life you’ve always desired. Let me guide you to your next best life. Your best thinking has gotten you where you are, let me show you how much further you can go! Intuitive Reiki Sessions for $1 per minute.
ROOTS OF VITALITY
Kelly Kark, CNHP, Reiki Practitioner 484-554-7530 www.rootsofvitality.com 4048 Freemansburg Avenue Easton, PA. 18045
Reorganize, Rebalance and Regain Health. Specializing in Reiki, Muscle Response Testing, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Bio Mat Therapy and Bach Flowers. Experienced in treating persons with fibromyalgia, migraines, dementia, anxiety and depression and Add/ AdHd. Offer whole food supplements, energy holograms and bands and herbal tinctures.
Intuitive Counselor Quakertown, Pa / NYC 212-460-1810 tarot-card-psychic.com
Steve Gunn & Associates Coaching
Betsy’s readings are compassionate, straight forward, and inspirational. All subjects, such as relationships, career, health, life path, past lives etc. are addressed in readings. Guidance is given to help an individual evolve, grow and restore inner balance, inner peace and happiness. Workshops in energy reading, intuitive development and mindfulness meditation.
Beverley S. Bley 2020 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 610-797-8250, www.4change.com
Certified Master Hypnotherapist. Enhance Your Health, Control stress and anxiety, depresHappiness &Lose Productivity! sion, pain and anger. weight, Counseling, Hypnotherapy And Naturally Generated Excellence eliminate smoking. Hypnotherapy Lose Weight, Stop Smoking, Eliminate Phobias certification and hypnobirthing Control: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Pain & Anger Hypnotherapy Certification Classes classes. See ad, page 24. Call for a Sample Hypnotherapy Class CD & Registration Information
Bev Bley L.P.N., C.M.Ht. Certified Master Hypnotherapist Free Phone Consultations: 610-797-8250 • email@example.com • www.4change.com
561 Main Street, Suite 290 Bethlehem, PA 18018 484-893-0096 www.optionshypnosis.com
MEDITATION & WELLNESS
Discover the POWER of your unconscious mind. With hypnosis, you CAN overcome stress, pain, depression, or fear. You CAN successfully manage your weight and quit smoking - whatever is keeping you from the life you want. We offer a variety of effective techniques. FREE consultation. See ad, page 43.
LIFE COACH Annette Carpien, Certified Master Relationship Coach
For relationships that thrive, for singles and couples Annette@greatrelationshipscoaching.com 610-428-2755
Want a loving relationship that is happy and successful over time and through challenges? If you are single again, dating, or “taken”, call Annette for relationship coaching for communication enhancement & love that lasts.
Jim Curley, M.A.
Certified Holistic Life Coach 3620 Sterner Mill Road Quakertown, PA 18951 215-538-0976
The best way to predict your future is to create it. Feeling frustrated with your life, business, career? Experience the support of having a certified coach in your corner, supporting you to achieve your dreams and goals with clarity, focus, ease and grace. Free initial consultation. Meet on the phone or at my office in Emmaus.
COMMANDING YOUR LIFE
Beverly F. Jones 610-833-8132 tocleaders.com/beverlyjones
Have you ever wanted the Law of Attraction to be on Steroids? As a Certified Practitioner of “The One Command®” I act as a guide to your discovering the easy, powerful six step meditative process to your power mind. - your theta brain wave - subconscious mind. Clients experience lasting results and gain tools that empower them.
Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 628 Twin Ponds Rd., West Lehigh Valley 610.395.3355 www.twinpondscenter.com
Destress, revitalize and be healthier with scientifically validated and physician recommended Effortless Meditation. Experience rest deeper than sleep! Greg Schweitzer taught for Deepak Chopra, M.D. and other notables for 30+ years. Introductory classes and a 10-hour course.
NATURAL DENTISTRY BEATA A. CARLSON, D.D.S.
Live more consciously and creatively in today’s challenging times. Life Coaching provides the support and guidance to help you find your life’s purpose and achieve your goals. Focusing on the relationship that each individual has with themselves. Available for short-term problem solving or for ongoing coaching.
Cosmetic and Natural Dentistry 2600 Newburg Rd. Easton, PA 18045 610-252-1454 www.beatacarlson.com
Dr. Carlson begins with a Natural or Holistic approach to enhance your physical health and eliminate any compromise to the immune system. Mercury free, non-surgical periodontal treatment, tooth whitening, cosmetic makeovers and herbal support in a gentle, relaxing and caring atmosphere. See ad, page 17.
Michael Taras, DMD, FAGD, FIND, CNC. 2900 Hamilton Blvd. Allentown, PA 18103
Dr. Taras is a mercury free, holistic dentist who performs safe mercury filling removal and is the developer of the mercury protection program. Mercury testing, pH, ozone, homeopathics, ionic minerals, & drainage remedies are used to heal patients naturally. See ad, page 23.
WOODLANDS HEALING RESEARCH Family, Environmental and Preventative Medicine Nicholas DiMartino, D.O. 5724 Clymer Rd Quakertown, PA 215-536-1890
Woodlands Healing Research Center is a family practice supporting individualized natural approaches to health. We offer lifestyle and nutritional consultation to achieve optimal health and vitality. We also offer complete women’s services including GYN, menopause, osteoporosis and bioidentical hormone therapy. See ad, page 44.
NATURAL FAMILY MEDICINE A NATURAL MEDICINE CLINIC DR. MICHAEL JUDE LOQUASTO, ND, PHD, DC
Lehigh Valley Professional Center 2571 Baglyos Circle, Suite B-27 Bethlehem, PA 18020 * 484-821-1460 www.drmichaelloquasto.com
Specializing in Natural Medicine for over 25 years, Dr. Loquasto holds doctorates in Naturopathy, Nutrition and Chiropractic Internal Medicine. He is also a Master Herbalist as well as a certified Clinical and Dietitian Nutritionist. Dr. Loquasto offers custom formulations for specific conditions and non-invasive chelation therapy. In addition the following tests are done at the clinic: live cell microscope, circulation testing, EKG, pulmonary lung testing, bone density, x-ray, scanning for foot & ankle problems, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels and blood testing for diabetes and other health issues. The goal is to restore and/or maintain a healthy lifestyle.
MAULFAIR MEDICAL CENTER Conrad Maulfair, D.O. 2970 Corporate Court, Suite 1 Orefield, PA 18069 610-682-2104 www.drmaulfair.com, www.purelyyoudetox.com
Dr. Maulfair is an Osteopathic Physician bringing four decades of knowledge and experience in alternative, complementary medicine to his patient care. Help for all conditions and all ages. Offering Chelation Therapy, Hubbard Method Sauna detoxification – Purely You, and many other treatment programs. Maulfair Medical Center brings the best of both worlds to their patients. See ad, page 33.
DALLAS WELLNESS CENTER, LLC
Debra E Dallas, PhD, MIfHI, DCNT 4048 Freemansburg Avenue Easton, PA 18045 610-253-1977, dallaswellnesscenterllc.com
Dallas Wellness Center is an integrated therapy and diagnostic center. We offer Iridology, Thermographic Imaging, Nutrigenomics and Nutrition, nutraMetrix, Homeopathy, Herbology, Blood Typing, Hair Analysis, Ion Cleansing, Reflexology, Reiki, and Qi-Cultivation classes. When people have been everywhere else and are still sick, they come visit us.
Robert E Hartzell RPH, CCN Shelley Surber RD, LDN 300 American Street Catasauqua, Pa 18032 610-264-5471 ext 237
Offering our successful (FLT) First Line Therapy, and Ultra Lite therapeutic Life style programs. Our programs will help with weight concerns; blood sugar concerns, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure. Let us help to implement healthy changes into your life. Change your life, Take back your health. Call for an appointment See ad, page 16.
TWIN PONDS INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CENTER
628 Twin Ponds Rd., West Lehigh Valley 610.395.3355 www.twinpondscenter.com
Let our world class practitioners help you relieve stress, renew your over-all health and achieve more in your life. Our services are appropriate for people of all ages. Call today for more information or to register for a private session, class or workshop. See ad, page 19.
NATUROPATH NUTRITIONAL TECHNOLOGIES
Nicholas Theodorou ND 5 Stonecroft Drive Easton, PA 18045 610-258-1894 Nutritek.net
“Dr. Nick” Traditional Naturopath. Get and stay healthy. Proven FivePoint Program teaches you about eating a wholesome diet, prudent exercise, the proper use of supplements, getting quality sleep and reducing stress. Internationally recognized expertise on nutritional supplements including glutathione enhancement! Free mini-consults! Call or email for information.
NUTRITION & EDUCATION WELLNESS SIMPLIFIED
Dian Freeman Morristown, NJ 973-267-4816 www.WellnessSimplified.com
Nutritionist Dian Freeman and staff nutritionists LuAnn Peters - Brenda Woodruff of Dian’s Wellness Simplified in Morristown, NJ, offer private nutritional consultations, Applied Kinesiology and Ondamed biofeedback sessions. Dian also teaches classes and a nutritional certification course in preparation for the national Certified Nutritional Counselor (CNC) exam. Also, to address energetic and vibrational healing, a variety of crystal and energy healers are available by appointment and LuAnn mixes personalized formulas combining various Bach flower remedies.
NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING Integrative Nutrition
Gale Maleskey, MS, RD, LDN Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 628 Twin Ponds Rd., West Lehigh Valley 610.395.3355 www.twinpondscenter.com
Learn how to live a healthier life, recover from serious illness, lose weight, gain energy, and develop life-sustaining habits, using a coaching-based, integrative nutrition approach. Gale Maleskey is a registered dietitian, licensed Wellness Coach, and trained at Dr. Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Call for a free 20-minute, get-acquainted chat.
Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 628 Twin Ponds Rd., West Lehigh Valley 610.395.3355 www.twinpondscenter.com
ANIMAL THERAPY CENTER
Danielle Dulin MVB,CVA 3247 B Wimmer Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18020 610-865-4348 O F AnimalTherapyCenter.com
ROLF METHOD STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION - highly effective hands-on approach for improving posture, alleviating chronic pain, increasing energy level, and enhancing flexibility through restoring your body to its natural state of alignment. Enjoy moving freely again! Board Certified Structural Integrator CM and Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. See ad, page 51.
TRAGER© PSYCHOPHYSICAL INTEGRATION BONITA CASSEL
Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center 628 Twin Ponds Rd., West Lehigh Valley 610-398-9642 www.twinpondscenter.com
Dr. Dulin is a veterinarian certified in medical acupuncture for animals. Acupuncture has been used in humans and animals for over 4000 years and is a good adjunctive therapy to western treatment plans to increase overall vitality and energy and produce profound changes on physical and emotional levels.
VETERINARY PHYSICAL THERAPY ANIMAL THERAPY CENTER
Beth Kenny M.P.T 3247 B Wimmer Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18020 610-865-4348
A physical therapist with 17 years experience, including special education in canine anatomy and conditions for the past 10 years. Utilize many of the same rehabilitative techniques and therapies used for years with humans to help your animal companion recover from injury, surgery, or to improve their quality of life in the golden years.
Trager© is a unique approach to bodywork, combining gentle rocking and elongations that reset and sooth the nervous system. Discover an ease beyond relaxation. Works well for things like MS, fibromynalgia, migraines and many other problems. Take home movements to reinforce the feelings. Certified since 1985 YOGA after studying with Milton Trager, M.D. Kula Heart Yoga
VETERINARIAN – HOLISTIC LEE SIMPSON DVM, CVA
1141 Hawk Mountain Rd Kempton, PA 19529 610-756-6036 HealingOptionsForAnimals.com
100% Holistic practice for dogs and cats since 2000. Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture. Experience using only alternative healing includes, homemade diets, herbs, acupuncture and nutraceuticals to help cancer patients, severe allergies, and other serious diseases as well as musculoskeletal problems. Please check the website for more information.
VETERINARY CANINE REHABILITATION Pamela J. Mueller, PhD DVM
3247 B Wimmer Road Bethlehem, PA 10820 610-865-4348 www.AnimalTherapyCenter.com
Dr. Mueller is a veterinarian with advanced training in exercise physiology and canine rehabilitation. We welcome dogs with neurologic problems, sports injuries and following surgery. Aquatic exercise can rejuvenate geriatric pets and condition competition companions.
3864 Courtney St, Bethlehem 103 S. Main St. Nazareth 610-746-5852 www.kulaheartyoga.com Facebook: Yoga at Kulaheartyoga
Bringing community of the hearts together as we embrace diversity & celebrate life. Diverse yoga classes, certified/ registered yoga teachers, Yoga Teacher Training, K i d ’s / F a m i l y y o g a , Therapeutic, Restorative, Anusara Inspired, Kundalini, Prenatal, & Yogalates. Wo r k s h o p s w i t h i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y r e n o w e d teachers. Massage therapy services in our beautiful wellness center. New student special $30 for 30 days unlimited yoga.
THE YOGA LOFT
521 E 4th St., 3rd Floor (above Cantelmi’s Hardware) Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-867-YOGA (9642) www.theyogaloftofbethlehem.com
The Yoga Loft offers quality yoga instruction for students of all levels in a variety of styles. We also offer workshops and other special events, Certified Yoga Teacher Training, Belly dance, Tai Chi, Kids Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Hooping, and Mat Pilates. See ad, page 52.
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COURSES Hypnotherapy Certification Classes - 150 hours. Reasonably priced! Payment plans accepted. For a “sample class” CD and more information or to register contact: Bev Bley L.P.N;C.M.Ht. at C.H.A.N.G.E. 610.797.8250. 2020 Downyflake Lane, Suite 302B Allentown. Personal and Professional Online Training – Courses available in Green Design, Sustainability, Alternative Energy, plus some fun classes in landscaping, Feng Shui and more. Continuing Education for Professionals, such as Green Building, LEED, and Sustainability Certification. www.bfenvironmental.com
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Mobile Massage Therapy - In the comfort and privacy of your home. Certified in Deep Tissue, Swedish, and other modalities since 1995, $60 per hour. Reiki Treatments and classes available. Patricia Donohue 610-737-1240.
Pilates Instructor Needed – Reformer certified, needed at Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, West Lehigh Valley, 610-395-3355
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Therapists Needed – Experienced and certified massage therapists needed as Independent Contractors for west Lehigh Valley facility. Atmosphere is quiet, relaxed and professional. Please call 610-360-8636
Relationship Coaching. – For relationships that thrive. For singles and couples. Annette Carpien, Certified Master Relationship Coach. 610-4282755
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Personal Fitness & Golf Training – Enjoy many benefits from working on your overall better health, specific physical goals, core work, endurance, functional strength, or sports specific improvements. Call for appointment or more information. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355
Insomnia Relief – Experience nights of deep healing sleep! Vibro/neuroacoustic technology retrains your brain and central nervous system to go into the deep rest of delta sleep, which allows you to be at your best during the day. Call for appointment. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville area. 610.395.3355 Emotional Freedom Techniques EFT – Unlock thoughts and feelings that may keep you stuck and unhappy by using this gentle method of clearing emotional distress by tapping on the endpoints of the body’s energy pathways, the meridians. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, Fogelsville Area, 610.395.3355
SPACE TO RENT Part Time Space Available – For rent in holistic office in Emmaus, 3 treatments rooms and office space in holistic building. Call 610.967.0515 Health Professionals – Looking to share attractive, very affordable, convenient treatment suite in Allentown? Call Jean Collins 610-317-6064. Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center – A conveniently located beautiful, relaxing environment, offers hourly/daily rates for room with capacity of 50 people. Great for workshops, seminars, etc. Located just west of Rt. 100 between Fogelsville and Trexlertown, call 610.395.3355 Aerobics Room Available – Rent the room monthly or daily. You take care of your own money/participants and we provide the place! Fitness Line, Whitehall. 610-262-9519 Ask for Lori. Treatment Rooms Available - Measurements are 10x10 and 10x14. Peaceful setting and off street parking. Pathways Holistic Center, 4833 Chestnut St. Emmaus. 610-966-7001 Large open space available to rent hourly – In Bethlehem yoga studio with wood floors, lots of light and free parking. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-867-9642. Office Space – For sublet at 1125 South Cedar Crest Blvd, Rose Building. Room is quite large with private entrance. Daily rates also considered. Contact Carl Kreft at 213-200-9342 for more information.
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